Over the years we’ve seen rock & hard rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish & highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” & I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins, & Nikelback” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference, but not everyone is amused. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something raw, something that’s pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t sound like Nikelback, Daughtry or Lifehouse.
So across my desk slides the new CD by New York’s own Pollock. What I heard put a smile on my face. This latest CD entitled Valentine. It’s an adrenalin soaked EP that delivers solid songwriting with a hard hitting rock edge. Pollock reminds me of a modern day Perfect Circle, Tool & Chevelle but a bit more passionate & melodic. This latest EP is a polished sounding production from start to finish. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this CD. CD is available on CD BABY & can be downloaded on I — Tunes.
Valentine by Pollock is a solid EP sampler with many hard rocking grooves with a heavy New York guitar driven sound that hits hard right between the eyes. It’s a record that gives us a fresh glimpse at a new artist & takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well Nikelback.
By: Kevin Huber