Straight from Independence, Kentucky is one of the most promising new Indie Rock bands for 2014… The String Theory. This powerful trio brings to life a culmination of sounds from blues, hard rock, metal, funk and so much more. In a world where so much music has been compartmentalized to fit a genre or sub-genre standard, it is awesome to see a band just put their full attention to putting out GREAT MUSIC! That is exactly what The String Theory does.They clearly capture, Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll.
The String Theory is David Cahill on Vocals and Guitar, Andrew Sterner on Bass and Vocals and Tristan Arnold on Drums. These three combined, create a big powerful sound that deserves your attention. I had the opportunity to listen to their new album, “Falling Like The Sun” and I am hooked on this band. The whole album is filled with well-written, energetic and fun songs.
The album starts right off with energy and attitude on the first track, Falling Like The Sun. David Cahill’s vocals start in with a punk edgy feel to it, that I love. It is the perfect song to start off with!
I am loving the bass on Pussywillow Trunk Champ and the song takes you on a fun ride with some funky blues style and catchy lyrics along with great backing vocals. Desire brings to life a Ramones style and it has some funky addictive guitar work in there and the drums are spot on. A Delay has a bluesy vibe mixed into some hard rock, vocals transition from smooth to bold. A Delay just might be my favorite song and has many depths of layers to it and I LOVE IT!
Out of Nowhere starts off with some bad ass guitar and pounding drums that you can’t help but love. On this song, David’s vocals remind me of early John Wait via Babys era, which is one of my favorite singers. Their songs are just magical, literally taking you on a ride down an unfamiliar path and yet it fits so perfectly well that you feel at home.
Always Screaming has some nice heavy guitar and drums interlaced with melodic harmonies and I love the cool riffs towards the end. Sometimes, I can’t believe they are just a trio since they really create a powerful sound. The whole album is a work of art and you can’t help but get hooked. The album ends with the acoustic and harmonious, The Drunken Dutchmen and is the perfect song to finish with as the curtain calls. It is hauntingly mysterious but yet so naked and vulnerable which is truly engaging.
The String Theory definitely has an infinite array of styles, and they have found the perfect way to blend them and create their own unique sound. A sound that everyone should hear.
Their album, ”Falling Like The Sun” was recorded at Moonlight Studios in Fairfield, Ohio and was engineered and produced by Eric Tuffendsam. The album is currently set for a February 25th, 2014 release and it is clearly one you shouldn’t miss!
Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on this brilliant power trio, The String Theory. They are undoubtedly, soon to be one of your favorite new bands!
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This may say more about me than about the band, but the first time I listened to Falling Like The Sun by The String Theory, I was reminded of the time Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins [Foo Fighters] joined forces with Nick Raskulinecz to perform "Overture" from Rush's 2112 at The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This was a nod of acknowledgment and honor for the former and a passing-of-the-torch moment for the latter.
Falling Like the Sun, the debut album from Independence, KY's The String Theory, busts out of the chute with blistering guitar and driving rhythms with a sound much bigger than a 3-piece is supposed to produce.
The album was recorded at Moonlight Studios in Fairfield, Ohio, by engineer and producer, Eric Tuffendsam. Tuffendsam has done a spectacular job of capturing the power and energy of the music by accentuating the sense of balance The String Theory generates between crisp, clean quietude and face-melting power-chord rock.
"If I could send a message to the whole human race, it would say, 'Here I come.'" - "Falling Like the Sun"
The album opens with the title track which grabs you around the collar, flings you around a bit and leaves you breathless; but it closes with the much more gentle "The Drunken Dutchman," which is eerie, somber and completely engaging.
Andrew Sterner (bass) and Tristan Arnold (drums) have a nearly symbiotic rhythmic connection, much like the one that has sustained Rush's Neil Peart and Geddy Lee through the decades. Together they display an abundance of playing ability contrasted by a level of maturity that is beyond their age. They just simply seem to know when to keep it together and when to let it all loose.
David Cahill, in the vein of Dave Grohl, can shred with the best of them but he is able to even that out with gentle phrases and a clean tone that is crisp and sensual. As a vocalist, Cahill proves that he's not simply a frontman, he is a singer. In songs like "A Delay," Cahill can go from sweet to super-sonic in a single breath and not sound strained in the least.
The level of musicianship, virtuosity and songwriting that you'll find on Falling Like the Sun is far beyond what you might expect from a first release. If The String Theory can sustain this level of work through the years, we may some day see the torch being passed through Northern Kentucky.
Falling Like the Sun by The String Theory is available from iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon.com or from the band's website.