steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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Jettison Red

"Clear As Day" CD

Static Records

Genres: power pop, alternative rock, indie rock

Static Records
17215 Mack Ave
Detroit, MI 48224

Aug 12 - 25 2002

Clear As Day is a collection of catchy "alternative" rock songs on the Static Records label of Detroit. Created by Jettison Red, an unexcitable-looking fourpiece, the album is surprisingly catchy, but a bit predictable.

"Livin' It Like No Tomorrow", for example, is a catchy, upbeat pop song with a sugary sweet chorus. "Just Outside Of Five", is similarly catchy, except with more of an Ash influence. The most infectious track, however, is "Did You Call?" It's a tremendously energetic power pop number with dual vocals and strong power guitars.

All in all, nothing fresh or innovative is being achieved on Clear As Day, and there's no problem with that if you're just looking for a quick fix, because where they're low on content, Jettison Red's high in fun. While indie kids may want something a bit farther from the mainstream, Jettison Red will appeal to fans of "alt" bands like Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. And hey, they thank their fans in the liner notes!


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 40 min 44 sec; 10 tracks; distributed by the label; released 2001]