KILLER BLUES & ROOTS ROCK .... very NICE..... Listen to Lisa Lim as she bends the strings.
Shane Cody, RMR & RS May 31, 2013
KILLER BLUES & ROOTS ROCK .... very NICE..... Listen to Lisa Lim as she bends the strings. Her new music is being released using Radio Submit for radio presentation. LISA LIM MUSIC http://www.radiosubmit.com/rs/www.lisalimmusic.com/
Written By: Shane Cody, RMR & RS
Artist: Lisa Lim CD: Self Titled Official URL: http://www.lisalimmusic.com/ Lisa Lim’s self-titled 2nd album is full of rock-n-roll surprises. An accomplished guitarist in her own right, Lisa pushes her own musical envelope, embracing not only blues and rock, but also indie, punk and contemporary Christian music. Lisa’s influences are the virtual who’s who of guitar legends, and she’s absorbed them into her own particular brand of tricks and licks. “Superstitious Mind” kicks off with an ambient vocal harmony, giving way to an Audioslave-type of bluesrock groove. The bass player has some say in this song too, showing some skills not really displayed ’til now. Lisa’s tasteful shred has a massive tone on this one dive bombs it’s way back to the last verse. The track “Broken Promise Blues” is swamp rock at it’s finest. With a slowburn blues riff pounding into my head, it’s hard not to get sucked into the song. Bits of dirty slide guitar fill in the gaps and this song just plain rocks! “Perfect Fit” picks up the pace with it’s 80′s style rock, detecting some country roots hidden behind the distortion. Then the guitar solo gives it away. “Denial” takes a turn at Santana style blues, with a driving tomtom beat, once again the late 60′s/early 70′s beckon here and it’s perfect for Lisa’s soulful guitar soloing. Things slow down with the song “Our River”, like a modern Janis Joplin blues ballad. The organ is very prominent here, allowing the guitar freedom to explore. Things jump to the 50′s with the song “I Got You”, even the production of the song gives it a truly vintage sound, with ‘ooohs and aaaahs’ and handclaps, plucked reverbsoaked bar chords. This song works to show to real diversity, yet keeps her trademark sound intact. “Let Go” has a soulful Bob Seger organ backdrop which really spices up the song, Lisa’s vocals are great for this type of song, a little whiskey soaked and a rawness that compliments the near church choir harmonies in the background. The album ends with “Manic Energy,” which has a blues rockin’ vibe, a “Rock N Roll Hoochie Coo”-esque chorus and a chromatic intro to her solo, full of tasty bends, very 70′s arena rock. The only slight mistep would be the psuedo rap break which fits the song but really doesn’t add anything to an otherwise catchy and riffy tune. Lisa Lim’s tasteful prowess on guitar is only surpassed by her steadfast rock arrangements and songwriting. If you’re into guitar that carries on the tradition of the masters, this album’s for you. If you’re just into some good old blues rock, this album’s also for you too! Posted by Michael Rand Review comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 30, 2013 For Immediate Release! Contact: Grit PR & Promotion, email@example.com
Lisa Lim: A Class of Her Own Fredericksburg, VA-- To make a mark in the music industry, you have to stand out; instead of following trends, conforming to molds, and parroting other artists (no matter how good they are or how legendary they may be), you have to blaze paths. On May 30th, Lisa Lim, guitar magazine columnist (Premier Guitar, Guitar Girl) and National Guitar Workshop faculty member, will release her self-titled sophomore album, and show you why she stands in a class all her own. Try as you might, you can’t fit Lisa’s style into a box. Her release crosses many boundaries—blues, indie, modern rock, roots, pop, punk, country, and even contemporary Christian. “Superstitious Mind,” for example, is a blues track, but the rock crowd will no doubt embrace it with open ears. Cuts like “Let Go” seamlessly transcend the boundaries of rock and pop. The powerful lyrics, infused with the upbeat musical arrangement, create a positive, hopeful space—much needed in today’s hurting world. “Our River” is a true testament to Lisa’s versatility, touching the soils of roots, blues, country, and pop. The intro riff, hook, and melody set the perfect backdrop for Lisa’s soulful vocals. This track promises to soothe the cry of the weariest heart. Reflecting on the power of “Our River,” Lisa recounts, “That song is so dear and close to me, I cried the first time I laid that track. It really hit close to my heart. “ You’re probably curious to know why—and how—Lisa blurs so many lines. For starters, credit that to a journey of personal awareness and awakening, or as she puts it, “letting go, change, economic struggle, loss, love, growth, and renewal.” She wants every single one of her listeners to relate to each of the CD’s 12 tracks, which are intended to evoke a variety of emotions. If you want to cry, cry. If you feel like jumping for joy, jump. If you get the urge to drive down the highway, windows down, music cranked, embrace your full-throttled freedom. Listening to Lisa’s album lets you share her pain, her happiness, her setbacks, her victories, and her hope for the future. Lisa’s artistic evolution is a mirror of her own personal journey, which has had a major impact on her embracing of many musical influences and styles, ranging from Beethoven, Jimmy Page, and Roy Buchanan to Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, and Buddy Guy. It’s no surprise that her inspirations are as diverse as the genres her record crosses. While fans of artists like Sheryl Crow, Jack White, and Joe Bonamassa will definitely dig her sound, Lisa prides herself on not sounding like anybody. In addition to writing all the music and lyrics on her album—plus laying lead vocals and playing electric and acoustic guitar, as well as some distorted bass guitar and percussion—Lisa brought the following team of experts together to make her debut release memorable: Thomas Johansen (production, mixing); Andreas Holmstrom (bass guitar); Scott Rabino (drums); Tara Jacobs, Mary Shaver, and Pauline Anson Dross (harmony backup vocals); and Steve Fallone of Sterling Sound (mastering). If you appreciate masterfully crafted music by artists with a passion for navigating the peaks and valleys of life, who genuinely care about connecting with their listeners on the realest of levels, do yourself a favor and pick up Lisa Lim’s self-titled release on May 30th, 2013. To learn more about Lisa, please visit www.lisalimmusic.com. For all media inquiries, please contact Laurena Marrone: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 30th, 2013 date is slated for official release for new self titled release Lisa Lim cd! Order your copy today on www.lisalimmusic.com.
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