From the melancholy jangle of the opening Taylor 12 string guitar lick on "Purple Skies," to the sparse vocal and punkishly anthemic chorus of the title track, "Your Gods Suck," the new 5 song EP from the indie rock band Foggy Nocean is destined to rise up the indie rock music charts.
Out of strong classic rock influences from the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Kinks, and many other classic rock greats springs an original brand of music that harkens back to the sound of the late 60s to mid 70s - but with a modern twist.
This music EP starts off with the sweet melancholic rock ballad, "Purple Skies," whose vocals and harmony will most certainly give you goose bumps.
Don't be fooled. This is not an EP of mushy rock ballads (I said late 60's to mid 70's - not the 80's!), as the next song "Sweet Lioness" will attest. This song will rock you to the core as it tells the tale of a woman whose charms cannot be resisted, yet with it, the destruction it can wrought.
Foggy Nocean shows its diversity on the third track, "Happiness (Does Not Come Fast)," by branching into folk and British folk, with a splash of Celtic. This is a humorous, upbeat number whose instrumentation includes the mandolin, upright bass, and the banjo.
It's time to rock again with the forth track, "The Devil's Seed." Another twisted tale of love & obsession (aren't all tales of love twisted in real life? This ain't the movies, folks). The guitars are riff-laden and rockin' with perhaps Alex's best solo work on the EP. The vocal is angry, yet vulnerable.
Destined to be a modern day rock anthem, the title track anchors the EP with an awesome contrast of sparse verses to heavy punkish choruses. The lyrics point out many non-human things that humans can do to each other, while calling out any of the gods who may have had a hand in all of this.
Foggy Nocean's song "Why Do Cows Have To Taste So Good?" has been selected as a Top 5 Winner in the Rock category of the 11th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Foggy Nocean has been selected as a "Runner Up" in the June 2009 round of the Song of the Year song and lyric competition.
Foggy Nocean has been selected as a "Suggested Artist" in the April 2009 round of the Song of the Year song and lyric competition.
Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world, and only the top entries achieve "Runner Up" status.
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