I did a review of The CRY! back in October of last year and I mentioned a new release by the band scheduled for early 2014. The guys from the band were cool enough to send us the tracks from the new album “Dangerous Game” straight from the studio and take it for a spin. The very first track “Discotheque” sticks to you like your favorite skinny jeans and rest of the album doesn’t let off the pedal. You can tell these guys must have listened to plenty of The Boys, Cheap Trick and The Ramones because they have taken the power pop hook and made it their own. The rhythm section just doesn’t let up and the vocal harmonies blend in perfectly with this high energy musical assault. These guys have taken the glam-punk torch from bands like The Exploding Hearts (also from Portland Oregon) and The Dimestore Haloes (from my old stomping grounds in Boston) and are carrying it proudly for the world to see. The new album is set for a March 1st, 2014 release and you can pre-order HERE. Below are a couple tracks from “Dangerous Game” including one of my favorite “Seventeen”.
The CRY! – Seventeen
The CRY! – Dangerous Game
(from the band website)
“With heavy power-pop influences like The Beach Boys, Exploding Hearts and The Sweet, the band has re-crafted the 2 min. pop song for a new generation. The CRY! effortlessly merges 50’s style vocal harmonies and the jangle of 60’s pop hooks with the raw punkish emotion of the PDX street culture from which they come.”