City of Echoes
'City of Echos' album cover
, Slowlikefire’s first full-length release, is jam-packed with virtuosity, passion and enough hooks and chords that’ll make you want to head bang. (There seriously need to be a caution sticker.)
Vocalist Jojo Badillo, guitarist brothers, David and Jaime Monzon, drummer Nicholas Ochoa and bassist Lalo Rodriguez set the volume to 11 on their newest effort. [Disclaimer: Jaime Monzon is employed by the
San Antonio Current.]
All 11 songs off of City of Echoes
are polished to perfection, while still maintaining a grit that their style of rock ‘n’ roll is known for. With dreamy, reverb-echoed opener “Anecdote” setting the feel of the album, segueing into more of the traditional, hard-hitting fare that made them a San Antonio favorite since their release of Thieves by Nature
back in ’13.
In the first video released from City of Echoes
, "Steps to Forever" is minimalistic in visuals (the band plays in a sparse, dark room) but heavy on details. The flickering, gritty overlay on the video along with the black-clad band’s attitude- make note of Badillo leaping from the drum set and the general coolness that the group effortlessly exudes as if they were just caught in the middle of a jam session- gives Slowlikefire an authentic, natural feel.
Slowlikefire 'City of Echoes' CD Release Party
$5-$6, 8pm Saturday, May 9, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., facebook.com