Thursday, June 2, 2011
Information Superhighway, Great Prog Band, Offers Free Live Album Download
There may be no such thing as a free lunch but there are musicians and bands out there that want you to hear their music and are letting you download some great stuff for free. Chicago's Information Superhighway is one of those bands. I reviewed their last album, This is Not the Ending on these pages a while ago (do a search and you'll find the article). The free live album is them in a looser framework, well recorded in July of 2009, and it's some fabulous music.
How to describe? Well they have a free-prog sort of outlook, with an excellent female vocalist, very good songs, and two good soloists on the keys and guitar. The rhythm section is very hip with all kinds of kicks and jolts during the song routines and solos. I suppose that tells you nothing, really, though, because it is the quality of the singing, the freshness of the songs and the collective strengths of the band giving a very excellent accounting of themselves that hit you on several listens. This is a band you must hear if you are into the prog-fuse nexus. Some label ought to sign them. If they would listen to this live session, perhaps they would!
Grab the download at http://informationsuperhighway.bandcamp.com/