FOUR STAR RIOT2019-01-13T21:16:08+00:00
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Over the course of multiple releases (and lineups), Tampa Bay’s Four Star Riot have consistently delivered stick-in-your-head pop/rock choruses sung by one of the finest voices in Tampa Bay and the tradition continues with the quartet’s new four-song EP. A punchy and dynamic mix, adorned with enough ear candy to reward repeated listenings, gives instruments and vocals the needed sonic space for individual parts to shine. The bass and drums sit firmly in the pocket, interlocking with inventive guitar parts, tastefully processed, that would elicit an approving nod from The Police’s Andy Summers.

The new wrinkle for Four Star Riot circa 2014 is the liberal (but thankfully, not overdone) use of EDM-informed keyboards that adds a bit of here-and-now to the band’s classic songcraft, a tactic employed with great success by bands such as Maroon 5, Parachute and One Republic, bands that may well soon come to know Four Star Riot as peers

Over the course of multiple releases (and lineups), Tampa Bay’s Four Star Riot have consistently delivered stick-in-your-head pop/rock choruses sung by one of the finest voices in Tampa Bay and the tradition continues with the quartet’s new four-song EP. A punchy and dynamic mix, adorned with enough ear candy to reward repeated listenings, gives instruments and vocals the needed sonic space for individual parts to shine. The bass and drums sit firmly in the pocket, interlocking with inventive guitar parts, tastefully processed, that would elicit an approving nod from The Police’s Andy Summers.

The new wrinkle for Four Star Riot circa 2014 is the liberal (but thankfully, not overdone) use of EDM-informed keyboards that adds a bit of here-and-now to the band’s classic songcraft, a tactic employed with great success by bands such as Maroon 5, Parachute and One Republic, bands that may well soon come to know Four Star Riot as peers

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