Jesus on the Mainline - War (Single)

Contrary to what your initial instincts might be, we will not be hearing Christian lyrical backgrounds today. Instead we have a technically sound combination of Rock with Soul. Today's single has a vibrant Indie Rock feel without delving head-first into cliche vicious circles.

The brass helps a lot, and maybe it's all the extra musicians that make the song 'pop' in the long run. How the 15 piece band pull off such exquisite harmony is an overwhelming thought, so just store that in the back of your mind and enjoy what they offer.

It probably starts off just a little more majestic than the song actually is, but it takes none of the magic away from the finalized single. It evolves, it reacts, and if you're lucky it'll even evoke emotion. I can't think of a detail the track is really missing. If anything, I'd just add another minute's worth of smooth solos.

The real problem lies after it finishes. You've just heard some above average composition as displayed by quality musicianship, and there's not much more to follow up on. This single isn't even the warm up for a future album. It's just a single.
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If it grew on you quick, it's up for sale. It might be a little expensive for what it is, but that's the price to pay for a 15 piece band. I still think it'd sound a lot better as an album with songs preceding it to cushion the emotion better.

Until that album is out, you can follow War up with their cover of Nirvana's Lithium (which I might like just a little more than the lead single.) It's a name your price track, so grab it while you can. Alternatively you can find them on Facebook and Bandcamp for the latest info.
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  1. Dude...that was an experience! I feel like I've done something today now!

  2. Awesome.....and it's even better in person. :- )


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