Over the years we’ve seen pop, rock, and even alternative rock bands slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows. Talking to many music fans out there, the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something that makes me feel good. something that’s pure and is going to kick me in the heart. Something that doesn’t sound like the same old same old — bands like Nikelback. Give me band similar to days of The White Stripes, Nirvana, Foo Fighters with a no holes barred musical delivery. Give me something real!
So across my desk slides the new self titled CD byCalifornia’s own Charley (Hinchliffe) and Jesi (DiPalo) . What I heard put a smile on my face, finally a duo that gets it with music in the vein of Cowboy Junkies, Juliana Hatfield, Luscious Jackson and The White Stripes. Charley and Jesi is some of the best new music I’ve heard in quite some time and delivers many of the aforementioned items I spoke of. You want feel good grooves, full tilt rock, you want dance grooves that are packed to the hilt with energy and that is entertaining to listen to? Well look no further. This CD covers all the bases delivering solid playing coupled with amazing songwriting and a musical flair that just lets it all hang out.
Charley and Jesi are not for one second faking anything. They are the genuine article. This CD is what we’ve all been waiting for. It’s a polished sounding musical production from start to finish served up hot with great playing, solid writing, singing and is just a fun filled musical experience akin to a party that’s out of control. It’s definitely a musical production that gives us a fresh glimpse at 2 hot new artists fromOceansideCaliforniaand takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well Nikelback.
By: Kevin Huber[Rating: 4/5]