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info opinion

Good Life Cycle

Self-titled CDR


Genres: indie rock, noise rock

Jan 12 - 18 2004

Good Life Cycle is a decent rock band that sent us this demo, but I have no information about them because their website went down with the rest of  What I can tell you is that they are a female-led five-piece who play relatively straightforward, spunky rock music.

But other than that, there's nothing here but the music.  No track listing, no biography, no contact information - just a CDR with an awful, barely distinguishable band photo on the front.  This is not enough!  This won't do!

It certainly is an adventure listening to music without any frame of reference.  Good Life Cycle don't seem to be all that original, falling somewhere in between Pixies-style indie rock and modern 'alternative' rock, but their sound is surprisingly catchy and enjoyable.  The singer's Gwen Stefani-esque vocals go well with the clangy guitar and aggressive percussion.  The second song, for example, could have fit right in with early No Doubt or - perhaps - Garbage recordings.

All in all, Good Life Cycle aren't bad at all.  Though this demo is short, it has some truly inspired melodies on it.  If GLC want to create an album, they'll have to mix up their formula a bit for it to be interesting from start to finish - but this demo is nonetheless an extremely promising debut.


Matt Shimmer

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