Formerly known as Superstring, this Dallas-based band is making waves with dynamic vocalist Julie Lange singing out over a modern-rock sound that combines an alternative edge with a power-pop sensibility. Lange’s wide range at times recalls artists such as Garbage, Evanescence, the Cardigans, Sixpence None the Richer, KT Tunstall, Pat Benatar, and Tori Amos. But the band blends influences from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s to create a bold sound of their own.
The boys in the Bright serve up a diverse array of guitar-driven sonic landscapes for Lange to work with, making for an album that is uniformly strong throughout. The songs are catchy, but they rock, too. Lange delivers stunning power to a cover of Led Zep’s “Kashmir,” but shines just as brightly on dark rockers like “Cut Me Loose” and “Serpent,” and melodic gems such as “Leave You Wanting” and “Cemetery Street.” Why a major label has yet to sign the Bright is a mystery.
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