Release Date: April/May 2019
Location: Boston, MA
Producer: Aaron Sprinkle and Shannon McArthur
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
Favorite Tracks: Pink Roses, Comatose, and Paradise
Sounds Like: Paramore, Poor Moxi, The Sounds, Married A Dead Man, and American Pinup
Here at CPRA we are no strangers to great alternative rock. This might be a website geared toward punk, but we find ourselves constantly dipping our toes into other alternative music outlets. It helps keep us fresh, and we get to listen to some kick ass music. Plus it’s helping us build a massive tour network so when a band visits town. We know right away which bands to book them with.
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Let’s take a step back and get nostalgic. When I was growing up female fronted bands were bursting onto the airwaves. The 90s were filled with great artists like Tori Amos, Garbage, Belly, Natalie Merchant, Veruca Salt and so many more. Ok I’ll admit I kinda liked Hole until I saw them live. Hole sucks live, be sure to pass up any chance to see them fast! So recently into CPRA comes Vera Kay.
Vera Kay is set to release their debut EP, “Pink Roses” sometime this spring. Personally I’m actually a bit excited for this one to drop. Let’s check out some tracks. Be sure to listen below in the player. The first track, “Pink Roses” is a powerful relationship anthem. The guitar and drums are killer. Rufli’s vocals are quite astonishing. This ballad has a high chance of landing on the major radio waves.
“Comatose”, is up next and a bit slower. I’m not sure how this was accomplished. It could be the producers mixing. It’s almost as if there’s a giant orchestra playing in the background. Again some fantastic drums. They remind of some strange, yet primal orgasmic beat. Anyone with a heart can relate to this song.
“Paradise” is the last of these 3 songs. This song has more of punk almost industrial sound. Think the Pixies with some darker and heavier bass lines. The guitar shreds right into some amazing hooks. The lyrical flow accompanied by the vocals is simply priceless. Seriously somebody get this band up on a label!
Time to wrap up this review. These 3 great songs are just a taste of the rest of the EP. I seriously cannot wait for this one to drop. Keep an eye on this band. I have a feeling there may be some great things in store for them. CPRA will be sure to announce the day this EP is available commercially.
Tracklist: (Depends on what service you stream on)
- Pink Roses
- Website: https://www.verakaymusic.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/verakaymusic/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/verakaymusic/
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zMG41K5KVsPq85cAHRaE1