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    Welcome to the EvO:R Independent CD Reviews Section.
    I would like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to everyone. The EvO:R review section features reviews from various independent musicians that submit material for our consideration.

    I wanted to let you know a little about our review teams collective thoughts on music. It's important to let the people we review know what we think of their music and how we listened to their creations.

    We hold nothing back! The team has been instructed to be honest and respectful of all CD's reviewed.
    The EvO:R CD Review Team
  • Artist: Too Bad
  • Album: Permission to Land (2013)
  • Genre: Astro Punk
  • Downloads: i-Tunes
  • Rating:10 out of 10 stars
  • Website: Band Official Website
    Review by: Terry Reilly
    Edited by: Heather Savage
    Review Comments: heathersavage5@gmail.com

    Los Angeles based Too Bad just released their latest CD entitled “Permission to Land” (2013). TOO BAD is the pioneers of a new genre of EDM, "Astro Punk". Gerry Saint & Jason Napier bring their sound from the world famous Venice Beach, where Jim Morrison and The Doors has nothing to do with being an influence of their music. They just love Venice Beach and playing for people who understand the new clash of Rock Guitar with Thumpy Beats, and Body Vibrating bass. Electro Rock Duo “Too Bad” is a new sound of EDM called "Astro Punk" Too Bad's debut EP entitled “Permission To Land” captures the energy and foundations of this new sound. Songs such as “Hopscotch” & “Love Undercover” have hooky vocals, thumpy beats, crunchy guitar, and heavy bass lines, that will make you dance, sing, and beg for more.

    I get the impression it was ultimately songwriting that captured these guys hearts and imagination. Too Bad (feat Gerry Sait, Jason Napier) are not only good singers, songwriter, but they are what I would call musical method actors. I could defiantly hear them doing a morning radio show together.

    Track 1, “Love Undercover” is indeed a festive listen. That’s apparent from the opening few tracks this is a surprisingly easy CD to just groove to. The sharp edge collection of songs is very compatible with the persona and personality of these 2 which will intrigue and indulge many. Personally, the “intrigue” quality struck me as I was listening to it, mainly because I wanted to see 2 faces to the voice. When I saw the picture of both these guys on stage they were everything I expected them to be visually. Getting back to the clean comment - some listeners might think that their rock approach is a little too "clean." I wish there were a few more hard rock pieces on the CD. My top picks are “Into You”, “Up and Down” and “2 Bad”.

    One all tracks you will hear piano, organ, guitar, drums, bass, vivid vocals, vivid vocal layering and a small amount of soloing. Typically, because I am a DJ by trade you can find me posted up with my laptop with a choice beverage perusing the web while digging into new and fresh music. As "Permission to Land” breathed gently out of my speakers, it captivated me and inspired me to write down my thoughts and feelings. Feeling I had about life from day to day, from moment to moment. Perhaps this is the same approach Too Bad had when writing this CD. Yes I played it in the background while I was working out as well. This is the perfect music for these types of background activities.

    “Permission to Land” delivers several superb performances from Saint and Napier and the best songs are the ones that delve into extended play territory.
    Songs like “Into You”, Up and Down” and “Hop Scotch”. Insofar as Marketability and Radio – airplay I recommend Too Bad push “2 Bad” and maybe “Belive.” The CD also allowed me to indulge into memories of my childhood when I used to listen to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith no More. Too Bad provided the escape I was looking for, while all 8 tracks washed over me. While I’m definitely pleased with the smooth, easy-to-digest sounds of this release, it’s easy to see that not everyone will be won over by it. “Permission to Land” by Too Bad is an impressive talent within their own right. It’s witty, it’s gritty, it’s infectious, it’s like a powerful drug - it’s Too Bad

    Review by: Terry Reilly
    Edited by: Heather Savage
    Review Comments: heathersavage5@gmail.com

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