Monday, October 28, 2013

Camp / Kissing is a Crime / Slander - Live @ the Oasis Pub 11/1

Slander is back and rocking out at The Oasis Pub in New London on Friday November 1st with Camp and Kissing is a Crime!


We clap, we sing, we yell. Our honest lyrics draw on the power of nostalgia to move an audience. We keep you captivated and grinning. Be warned: our tunes will stick in your head. Think alternative folk music after having spent some time with 90s rock.


Kissing is a Crime
Kissing Is A Crime are one of those bands who show us what music used to be and what music is supposed to be. Their sound is mature. It’s as if when you listen to the recently released ‘Unanswered Prayers’, you can sense the experience that’s under the surface. This isn’t a band made up of amateurs, Liz Hogg, Matthew Molnar, Beatrice Rothbaum and Mike Stefanov clearly know what they’re doing.


From the historic maritime village of Mystic, CT comes Slander, a five-piece rock band born from the hub that is Mystic Disc, local record store and art-kid nexus point. Singer Julia Farrar linked with Disc employee and rock-band lifer/drummer Rich Freitas there, with Echo & The Bunnymen as an initial reference for a new band. The sound on their promising single “Ghosts” b/w “Magnets” certainly honors guitars and, at times, the post-punk era, though the music’s substantive emotionality is more direct and coiled, less bombastic and arty — a combination of sweeping ’70s guitar rock sound with a more gnarled punk spirit.

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