From the title of Best Not Broken’s infectious new five track EP 'Falling In" has as much to do with the overriding theme of its songs – many about the twists and turns of romantic relationships -- as it is a declaration about just how far the New England-based band has evolved from its humble roots in 2007. Founder and frontman Eric Jackson started the group as a cover band with a completely different lineup. Within a couple years, the band was performing everywhere from local bars and colleges to various charity events. Eventually, Best Not Broken started introducing material written by Jackson into its performances. His catchy original songs, initially crafted in solo singer-songwriter form, took on a guitarcentric rock sound as they were transported into the band. The group built a steady following for its original music, performing at prominent Boston venues like Harper’s Ferry and the Hard Rock Café, as well as venues like Tupelo Music Hall and the Stone Church in New Hampshire. Best Not Broken eventually earned enough local star power to open for chart-topping artists Jason Derulo and Matt Nathanson on tour stops at St. Anselm College. Sonically, the most powerful changes occurred after the release of their 2012 debut EP Somewhere Good, when Nik Farr (guitars, backing vocals, programming) joined the band.
Besides being a top-notch singer and guitarist, Farr’s inventive soundscapes were the perfect complement to Eric’s carefully crafted melodies and clever yet heartfelt lyrics. Their creative partnership quickly began to take hold. “Nik brought the synthesizer to the mix in an entirely new way, programming some very interesting electronic ideas that help round out our sound,” says Eric. While Eric and Nik are the driving core of Best Not Broken’s songwriting, the addition of Carlo Carluccio on drums in 2013 has brought the band to what they call “launch mode”. Well-known on the regional club circuit for his impeccable timing and artful grooves, Carlo adds a rock-solid beat to the rhythm section and masterful accompaniment to Eric and Nik’s melodic concoctions. Falling In opens with the upbeat, new-wave influenced “I Won’t Stop Loving You,” which explores how a teen-age love, once intended to last forever, unknowingly slips away. This is followed by the anthemic yet reflective pop-rocker “Breaking My Heart,” and then again by the hypnotic mid-tempo rocker “Listerine,” about a guy who feels helpless in the face of a relationship that’s beyond salvaging despite his best efforts -- much like swigging the strong-tasting mouthwash. The earnest opening songs are balanced on the EP by the final more playful tracks. The mischievous, electronic dance-rocker “Tell Me That You Want Me” chronicles a lover’s struggle with temptation, and the final track, “Anarchy”, finds Eric taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the ups and downs of a crazy relationship that’s full of “sexual insanity” -- complete with references to pop culture icons like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, NASCAR and Miller Lite. “We’re just beginning to tap into the exciting sonic depth that Nik has brought to the band, but you can hear a little bit of it on Falling In, particularly on songs like ‘Tell Me You Want Me’ and ‘Breaking My Heart’,��� says Jackson. “The tunes on this EP reflect the cool transitional mode that we’re in as the growing chemistry between me, Nik and Carlo takes root. We’re moving away from the more classic, guitar-centric sound that has defined the band in the past, and toward a more contemporary and balanced sound that isn’t afraid to dig deeper into electronics and synthesized textures. Because it’s the way we write, we'll always be a melody-oriented band with thoughtful lyrics, but the production will continue to evolve.” Although this is the band's third EP, there’s no doubt that Falling In marks a new beginning for Best Not Broken.
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JANUARY 1ST 2016
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December 5th 2015
It's December 5th as I am writing this and all I can think, is where did the year go. It has been a year of violence, great movies, so, so music ( it almost sounds like DISCO is back, The rise in sales and releases of albums on Vinyl, the year of super hero's on TV and before you know it it will be Christmas and then the New Year. Have you got your Christmas shopping yet? Speaking of shopping check out the signed and numbered limited edition photos at: www.rock-photographer.com The photos make unique Christmas gifts for true fans of rock and roll. Another great place to buy gifts is Dreamscape Records , where you can buy the latests CD's, Videos, Games, Camers and much more. The great thing is that Amazon pays Dreamscape a percentage of the profit which provides money to help indie artists.
November 5th 2015
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