steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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info opinion

The Screen

Self-Titled EP


Genres: hard rock

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Jul 7 - 13 2003

Hard rock is something that's tough to do right.  There's so much derivative, bland stuff out there that all sounds the same - it's hard to stick out and actually make something that captures the listener's interest and engages him or her.

Enter The Screen.  Right from the dark, movie soundtrack caliber opener, "Parallax," you're hooked.  The band's melodic hard rock sound is spacey and powerful, boasting a radio-friendly sound that isn't anything to be ashamed of enjoying, no matter how self-aware you may be.  The band also excel at crafting less hard, more emotional tunes.  The space rock of "Primetime" shows a terrific songwriting sense, introducing a strings section that buffs up the already fantastic melodic core of the song.  Meanwhile, the tangled solos of "The Drive" remind us all why we all loved the electric guitar so much in the seventies.

Pay attention, folks: The Screen have something big coming; maybe they'll be the ones to finally add some decency to mainstream radio. 


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 6 songs, distributed by the band, released 2003]