What's best about Sunshine for the Blind's hooky rock thing "See the River Rise," from their new album of the same name?
Well, the big guitars mine the '70s without being stuck in them. The insistent, booty-addling back beat never lets up. Singer/producer/six-string wielder Brian Daly's pert, to-the-point vocal performance pumps the existential lyric with equal measures of defiance and dread. And while the bang-your-head-wake-the-dead quotient is way up there, no one would ever confuse Daly's crew with a metal band.
Guess that's another way of saying it's an essential iPod track for those about to rock.
The MP3 of the track is available in the related downloads at right.
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