Impostor Syndrome ~ Fresh Air
Date: Saturday, August 04, 2007 @ 01:50:15 UTC
Artist: Impostor Syndrome
CD: Fresh Air
Home: New York City
Quote: "Impostor Syndrome has made me believe that there are still bands out there that can rock with more than three chords and deliver a fresh view on what sounds punk and edgy. The karma is real Ė I want more."
By Darryl Gregory
Impostor Syndromeís latest 4-song EP goes by in a flash and left me wanting some more. Aw címon guys, why not a full-length CD? Sounding like a blurred combo of Cowboy Junkies and Sonic Youth, Impostor Syndrome rocks out four very intelligent tracks of drums-bass-guitar downtown rock-n-roll. Ken Nakanoís bass riffs provide a rock solid highway for Kristen Persinoís guitar to drive helter-skelter through chromatic chord progressions and feed-back soundscapes. Craig Rogers plays in a lower eastside punk style with some keen musicality that follows the riff as well as the vocal line, telling me heís not just a large footed drummer, but a listening musician. Kristenís voice sails smoothly over all of the bandís pulsing sonic disruption and the lyrics are heard clearly enough to deliver the message.
Wanting more lead me to their website, where I found a 2003 four-song EP that had great songs as well. Why an EP again? Why not a combo with those and the new ones? This band definitely has the ability to write solid songs and sustain a listenerís attention for more than 15 minutes, so I hope it wasnít for something lame like lack of cash. Impostor Syndrome has made me believe that there are still bands out there that can rock with more than three chords and deliver a fresh view on what sounds punk and edgy. The karma is real Ė I want more.
Artist Website: http://www.impostorsyndrome.net