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By Lilli Lewis
Sick Like Me
The Drum Cave Sessions
Genre: Alternative, Rock
Sounds like: Mazzy Star, Alanis Morrisette, mix of several influences and genres
SLM’s “The Drum Cave Sessions” plays as a testament to the broad tastes and talents of its mastermind, Amy Rasdall. From deeply grooved hard hitting rock tunes, to anthemic punk pop and power ballads, Rasdall proves that even if you can’t say it all in one EP, you can certainly try.
The taught, high octane “Gotta Change” is probably the radio single, but may be the least representative of the offering. This EP, with all its varied textures, is packed with broad, anthemic writing, slammin’ guitar, and a healthy appreciation for those just so harmony treatments that make good rock songs “sing” as it were…a practice that seems to be dwindling in indie rock these days.
Being a southern girl myself, I’m drawn to the deep pocket 6/8 instrumental jam of “All 9 of Us.” “Dirty” feels like a tune Melissa Etheridge could make a quick million off of, but the closer “Call My Name” plays like the real heart of the collection.
Over all, the vocals seem to have something of a garage band treatment while the songs come off as epic in scale and conception. I could see either more pristine or more psychedelic treatments, to reveal even more of the monster project this is. Best of all, these songs grow on you every time you play through. Eventually, you grow from being the fan to the friend, sitting in the corner of the drum cave, jaw dropped at the talent and passion making this music, and all you want to say is “rock on Rasdall!”