Artist: Elevator Art
Title: ‘Tent City’
Overall Album Vibe: Elevator Art’s music is a joining of a U2 like social conscious, a rock n’ roll attitude and experimental edge of a Frank Zappa. This group of musicians from Toms River, New Jersey utilizes a multiple vocalist’s setup complete with a wide range of instruments that employs a rotating instrumentalist’s line-up. Stand out tracks include the guitar driven, “Tent City,” that features harmonica and cowbell parts that give it an earthy feel. The song is an anthem for the downtrodden of society. “Killing Time,” is an up tempo track that uses both male and female lead vocals with a funk edged bass part, and use of the flute that had me thinking back to the days of Jethro Tull’s mastering of the flute in rock music. The social commentary closing track, “My Lesbian Father,” has an alt. rock edge featuring more male/ female lead vocals along with, hand claps, nice flute work and group shouts that reminded me of a The B-52’s song.
Review Tagline: Elevator Art’s ‘Tent City’ has a lot to offer both musically and theme wise with their music’s social conscious edge.
Standout Tracks: “Tent City”, “Killing Time” “My Lesbian Father”
Review by C.W. Ross