CD Review: "The Great Escape" by The Great Escape

January 30, 2015 7:46 PM

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In today's world, most bands attempt to search for, and lay claim to, a sound that is original and singularly their own - something unique that makes them stand out from the zillions of other bands. Correctly or not, they figure it's the most likely way to achieve renown. But as The Great Escape proves with their recently released self-titled album, it may not be the only way to achieve success. The Great Escape has chosen to pursue their musical dream by infusing their sound with elements from other artists they like: Janis Joplin, The Black Keys, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. There's even a hint of Elvis and Mickey Minaj.

Just like their music, the band itself is eclectic. They live, perform, and record in Los Angeles, but their vocalist, Amie Miriello, hails from Connecticut, while drummer Kristian Nord and guitarist Malte Hagemeiste are both transplants from Germany. Despite their European contingency, their music ...

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