THE JOINT COMPOUND, Please Don’t Leave Get Out


About the Artist: 1 core member: (Dan Orvik) based out of San Francisco is one of those singular artists very much like Trent Reznor Beck. His latest release “Please Don’t Leave Get Out” was relea4ed in 2013. By the way he used to be the drummer for New York based band Stars of Track and Field. I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks “I’m Gonna’ Miss You”, “Neverending Fuckaround” and “Stand Your Ground.” They made quite the first impression with me. Each one possessed my full unadulterated attention. To be honest: I expected cheesy Singer Songwriter Pop cut from the same cloth as say a Jason Mraz or Rob Thomas. Not that there’s anything wrong with Jason Mraz or Rob Thomas, I just want to hear something new and different. Something that will shake the tree a bit. Really I’m up for anything at this point. What I discovered did just that. The whole EP is a breath of fresh air and is full of what I would call rocked out energy with a Alternative-Punk-Rock-style  that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Iggy Pop and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I can also hear the slight Psychedelic-Funk-Electronica influence in there as well. What I really like about Orvik is there is no attempt to deliver what I call over the top pop. Cheezy music with a handsome face via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music.   “Please Don’t Leave Get Out” keeps it real and also appeals to both many different kinds of rockers. Whatever kind of listening level you’re on — Punk, Alternative Rock, Electronica, Surf Rock some will identify with things while others will not. Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured The Joint Compound featuring Daniel Orvik is taking us back in the right direction with “Please Don’t Leave Get Out.”  

Top Track: Stand Your Ground


Final Word: The Joint Compound brings serious mojo to the table. This guy single handedly affirmed my faith in good music again — I just wish there were more songs to chew on. The Joint Compound represents all that is magical, real and good in music and his latest EP delivers a highly passionate 5 track catalog via rock solid playing, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Alternative Rock, Punk and Psychedelic-Electronica.

by Michael Keith edited by Mindy McCall

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

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