Lettuce – Crush
Lettuce carries you away on a headphone-ready musical journey with their 4th studio album, “Crush”. I highly suggest you allow this music to seep into your subconscious, so headphones are the perfect environment to really experience the album. Pumping the tracks loudly in your car will also do the trick, but keep your eyes on that speedometer.
With their stellar arrangements and fluid virtuosity, this band is a veritable tour de force. Band-mates, Adam Deitch (drummer), Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno (guitarists), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (bassist), Neal Evans (keyboardist), Ryan Zoidis (saxophonist), and Eric Bloom and Rashawn Ross (trumpet players) lead you on a dynamic ride rooted in scorched funk melodies with overtones of smooth jazz, psychedelia and hip-hop thrown in the mix.
Some songs, like “Trilogy,” possess an infectious sinister flow, that creeps under your skin through a walking bass line. The track “Get Greasy” is a frenetic and turbulent vehicle driven by the power of brass laid over the foundation of the rhythm section’s heavy groove.
The band covers Bobbie Gentry’s 1970 country-soul classic “He Made a Woman Out of Me,” as a caberet torch number, with chanteuse Alecia Chakour singing the sweet and soulful blues.
Lettuce also lays down some vivid and surreal sonic atmosphere with the spacey vibes of “The New Reel” and the dreamy kaleidoscope of “Phyllis”.
Throughout its fifteen tracks, “Crush” presents a sometimes sly, subtly sexy and expansive listening experience. The band has created a tightly-performed and well-constructed sonic environment. We can’t wait to hear their live set.
Meet us at Club Nokia on February 12, 2016 to hear the band live. View the Lettuce experience as they play one of the countries most breathtaking venues.
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