2/23/2017

Bizness Suit - Grey Sky Blues (Album Review)


Bizness Suit is a 3-piece rock band from Charleston who released their debut album Grey Sky Blues a few weeks back. The album was recorded with Martin Guigui at Lion Share Studios in Los Angeles. It was there they ran into Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top and ended up recording the album's first single, "Rock N' Rolla" with him. As you've probably gathered, the record has a classic rock energy that makes it a record for a long day of hard work or a drive out on the open road.

Yesterday I was playing Grey Sky Blues while I cleaned my apartment, and when I left my room my roommate went in and turned up the volume, then asked me who was playing. That should give you an idea of what you can expect from this record. The instrumentation is strong, and they take their time to let each song unfold and build up until they're just rocking out and you could swear up and down they made this thing 40 years ago.

One standout track on the record is "Letters & String", a rock song that fantasizes about getting famous and making your ex regret leaving you. It's got some great progression and a nice head-bobbing beat that you can't help but turn up real loud. Plus, I'd be willing to bet that just about everyone reading this blog has had a similar thought about an ex. Like "yeah, you left me, but now I'm gonna get huge and you're going to regret it." If you haven't, it's a great way to boost your self-confidence, even if you have nothing going for you.

"Tremolo Shakes" is another song off Grey Sky Blues that I really dig. It has that buildup I spoke of earlier along with a sweet guitar solo and an energy that makes you want to jump around. The lyrics tell a self-deprecating tale about sex and being a slave to vice, which (minus the sex) is something I can relate to. This one will get the crowd moving.

I've included a Spotify stream of Grey Sky Blues by Bizness Suit below. Give it a few listens and then head mark down the date of Bizness Suit's Album Release party at My Father's Moustache on Saturday, March 25th. This record is helping these guys emerge as big shots in the scene around here and I expect to hear a lot more from them in the near future. Listen to the album for yourself to see what they're all about. See you at the album release show.

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