"Beautiful Yet Brutal" CDR Single
Genres: rock, independent rock, pop
57 Coach Rd.
July 8 - 15 2002
are lots of these new independent rock bands popping up around the
world, and most of them - well - suck. For the most part,
though, Stone Coda are successful. Hailing from England,
the band is merely a three-piece, yet they can rock the pants off of
anyone. While I hesitate to label them as an indie rock band,
they do share styles with a whole host of bands in the genre - Bionic,
Girls Against Boys, and even Pedro The Lion. These
influences are evident on the two-song single's title-track, which is
instantly catchy and enjoyable.
"Until It Comes", however, fails in comparison to song
number one. It's a slow, pondering piece that never climaxes
and, as a result, never seems to amount to anything. This is a
shame, as it made me wonder what could have been if they only
stuck with the title-track's formula.
If they spend more time developing their rock style and less of it
on the angsty-wank of "Until It Comes", Stone Coda could
become a big name on the scene in the future. I'm looking
forward to seeing how their first album turns out.