NEW MUSIC: SMOKEY BRIGHTS
Seattle quintet Smokey Brights have, without a doubt, kept me interested and engaged since their inception several years ago. I’ve also been fortunate to have had several delightful chats with various members of the band over the years. However, just when I think I’m getting to know the group and their musical style, these five marvelously gifted people go ahead and create a record like Hot Candy. This album is off the charts something else. It’s jagged, upbeat rock and sexy, sad seventies that will turn, without warning, into a skittering, psychedelic, crushing crescendo climax. And that’s just scraping the surface. There are so many disparate levels of awesome happening within this album that if you listen, and then listen again, you just might begin to understand exactly what Smokey Brights are telling you.