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“In a time when lots of music relies on an electronic or synth basis, it’s always refreshing to find a band that focuses on catchy, well-sung melodies and solid, consistent instrumentation. Basically, I like a band that has a distinct style and does it well. South Carolina band The Mobros, made up of two talented brothers, are on the rise as a rock band that takes things back to basics. No glitz or glamour is really necessary to make their songs stand out, which is the way music should be at its core.
With Kelly Morris on lead guitar/vocals and Patrick Morris on drums/vocals, I can’t help but find them reminiscent of the early days of The Black Keys. Everything sits on the foundation of the melodic guitar riffs and upbeat rhythms, and not much else is really needed. Kelly’s vocals have that perfect combination of roughness and clarity that is hard to describe. I wouldn’t say that his voice is smooth, but it is always easy on the ears, as contradictory as that sounds. And they have the kind of style that you can listen to whatever the circumstance, whether you want to dance or just sit back and enjoy.
A standout track is “Shake.” Like most songs, it has a definite groove to it. I can imagine that every audience will dance to this one, even despite the fact that the lyrics of the chorus specifically suggest it. But while this song did stand out, I had a hard time choosing a favorite. There’s certainly no shortage of cool riffs with them.
You can tell simply from listening to the album that their shows are a rowdy, good time. The production is simple enough that the band’s raw talent is showcased. If you’re in the wonderful music town of Athens, GA, make sure to check out their stop at The Nowhere Bar on February 6th. And no matter where you’re from, check out their brand new album “Walking With a Different Stride,” which will be released online on February 25th.”
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