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  • The Photon Band Get Down Here in the Stratosphere
    Saturday, December 8, 2007

    Crap! The Photon Band's coming back! Art DiFuria's crew of rock stars has ditched some of their heavy-handed psych-rock druthers, remembered that they're from Philadelphia and that Philly offers much in terms of soul, and have blended psych-rock and soul to form an amazingly wonderful sound that's both refreshingly new and downright traditional. Sure, they still have a bit of that ol' Stones-y vibe about them, but it's kind of toned down, too. Their first new release in many moons is a five-song downloadable EP, Get Down Here in the Stratosphere. Of the five songs here, there's fast-paced soul ("Sister (Alright)", "Find a Better Way to Live"), mellow rock, ("Stratosphere") social commentary a la 60s mod rock ("Them Red White and Blues/Hi-Fidelity Suite"), and a wonderful blues-rock ballad, "Words Get in the Way." I have tried to get into The Photon Band before, and they just never connected. This EP, however, shows that the band's return after a few years' hiatus may prove to be a wise decision. Their new record, Back Down to Earth, will be released in January.

    Listen To: Get Down Here in the Stratosphere

    Get Down Here in the Stratosphere is available now from Empyrean Records

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    posted by joseph kyle @ 10:13 AM  
    • At December 25, 2007 at 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Thanks very much for the kind words about "Stratosphere". At the time I wrote those songs, I was feeling the same way about our psyche doldrums. You nailed it! (((art)))

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