November 2009 Web Edition Issue #3
Arc & Stones
Independent / 2013
There's a band in Brooklyn, NY that has come to my attention. Young kids. Why should I listen to these kids? I want my Stewart and Stones and etc. I should (and will continue to) listen to them because they can play. This isn't always the case with bands.
I have the EP, due for release (just in time for Valentine's Day) on February 12, 2013. It's well worth a listen. Lead singer Dan Pellarin has a clean set of pipes and an excitement to his voice reminiscent of Brian Ferry. The difference is Pellarin can actually hit the notes without going flat or sharp or to any of the odd places Ferry went (causing me to go the other way). He's not too shabby on the keys either.
Ben Cramer's lead guitar is not yet up to the standard of a Townshend or a Fabulous Miss Wendy, but the basics are there and I believe he can hold his own with any one of the younger acts working today. In a few years he'll probably have surpassed them. I intend to keep listening to see if I'm correct.
The band tours, with gigs coming up at the end of January in Atlanta, GA and the NYC circuit has them at some of the hot spots, such as Bowery Electric, Arlene's Grocery, the Red Lion and the legendary Bitter End.
Arc & Stones EP Cover
The EP track list is five songs long…
In advance of the EP release, the band has released an official music video for "Silence", directed by bassist Eddy Bayes.
Check 'em out on FaceBook.