Strong Drink Is Raging
Somewhere between rock music and art music emerges a sound call I Was a Lover Delorean Was a Dealer. Obscure and experimental, yet familiar and melodic- this band displays a sound that most listeners can enjoy. The CA based band creates a layered combination of alternative and electric rock with heavy synthesizers, squealing saxophone and dreamy guitars that take the listener to an intergalactic alternate reality. Lead singer Chris Bykowski has a voice that sounds reminiscent of Modest Mouse's lead singer Isaac Brock, and perhaps a little like Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers. Bykowski's voice alone gives the music an aggressive, yet dreamy feel. When founding the band in 2004, Bykowski succeeded in creating a catchy band name that makes little sense (though John DeLorean, creator of the DeLorean car, was arrested in 1982 on drug trafficking charges). Three line-up changes in the life of the band have never once brought the project to a halt and the newest line-up is the most cohesive yet. The band members are working on their first full length album "strong drink is raging" to be released in the summer of 2009. In 2007 they released their first EP "my window" which was recorded in eight hours. So, if you are into anything from Modest Mouse to Interpol or more experimental music but don't mind not knowing what the singer is talking about, (if you can figure it out, please let me know) then check out this experimental electric indie band.