Hello all. Slopeside has been working hard on the new album and see some light at the end of the tunnel. We have show lined up this year through out the Colorado's Front Rang and surrounding areas. Come out and see what we do live! Thank you all for your support and look forward to releasing the new album soon.
Slopeside is back at Coupe Studios in Boulder CO starting work on our 3rd album. Be on the lookout for New Music to be released by mid 2012. Keep up to date with Slopesides Calendar for new show in your area at: www.Slopesidemusic.com
CD Review by: Thomas Walsh With only one CD release in the past six years, it’s obvious that Slopeside is not a band to rush things. Now, no longer a one CD band, Slopeside’s sophomore release hit’s the public sat feb 19th with a CD release party at the Walnut room. While their first release may have been admirable, Road to oblivion is probably their finest work to date. Wrapped in warm, rich, flowing melodies, the vocals don’t pop, rather they become a part of the music itself, perfectly melding with the ebb and flow of the notes. On most songs his voice is smooth as silk, but a rasp is just under the surface straining to get out and not always kept in check. The rasp is there when needed, which is not often, as the style of the songs rarely call for it. More often than not the songs call for a harmonizing that comes across as close to perfect as you can get. The songs, by and large, teeter on the classic rock, soft rock, contemporary edge never really falling one way or the other, while just a couple songs give a nod to folk and country. Neither folk or country ‘She’s So Fine’ is more of swinging tune that almost boarders on rockabilly but reigns it in just enough to stay consistent with the rest of the album. The safe bet says this song is about a car/hotrod, but it could all be completely tongue in cheek. The distorted guitar on this song should seem out of place when it bursts to life without warning, however, the song almost begs for the rough guitar at the end and it probably wouldn’t sound as good any other way. Pick any song on this CD and not one of them would sound any good other than the way they were deliberately written. From the country tinged ‘Rodeo’, to the epic sounding beginning of ‘Liberty’, to the pure emotion of ‘Love You More’, every song on this CD is solid, showing just how adept all the members of this band are at their specific parts when it comes to writing. As solid as the writing is, it is also full of emotion rounding out the over all feel of the CD nicely. Soothing, and tranquil, this album would be ideal to listen to in times of tenderness with a significant other, or if you’re hoping to make someone a significant other. Most, If not all, of the songs on this album deal with very real, everyday situations making it easy to relate to just about every word that is sung. Been hurt in a relationship? There’s a song for you here. Ever love someone so much that is was hard to put into words? There’s a song for that as well. Best listened to on a snowy day, snuggled in a blanket with a log crackling in the fireplace, this CD screams professionalism, heart and talent and as long as you’re not expecting loud, crunchy guitar, screaming vocals and you’re okay with a more grown up style of contemporary music this album should bring a smile to your lips. Slopeside CD release party - Walnut Room Sat. Feb. 19th
The company SANYO has come out with a new portable audio recording device that we have recently been sampling thanks to SANYO. It's call the SANYO Exacti Sound Recorder, smaller than your cell phone, easier to use than your TV remote, and better quality that any digital recorder out there. Recently SANYO provided our band Slopeside to sample and review the new recorder. It's been great using the Exacti, at shows we just gaff tape it to a distant wall or just right on stage turn it on and leave it to record our whole gig. What’s even better is that it’s even easier to transfer to your PC, Plug the unit in with its Micro USB and your computer see’s it as a drive. The SANYO Exacti also does more than just recording; it’s a MP3 Player, FM Radio, among other features. This is the perfect recording unit for every musician weather you use it to Write, Practice, Sound Clips for you studio sessions, Live performances and so on. View more about this great unit at: http://sanyo.com/news/2010/01/15-2.html . Thank you SANYO for the great opportunity to test out your new product. Slopeside: www.SlopesideMusic.com SANYO Exacti Sound Recorder: http://sanyo.com/news/2010/01/15-2.html