Friday, May 20, 2011

EP Review: Black Waxy

Title: Black Waxy (Amazon, iTunes)
Artist:  Oil Boom (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, ReverbNation)
Oil Boom play bluesy southern rock with smooth vocals. I think that it is safe to say that the members of Oil Boom either grew up on or have spent a lot of time listening to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band hails from Dallas, TX but includes former Oklahoma natives (Brian Whitten, Ryan Taylor) and a St. Louis transplant (Dugan Connors).

Black Waxy is a six song EP. The stand out moment is the funky (in a bluesy kind of way) “Eyes Get Bigger,” which is one of the most upbeat (in tempo, not lyrically) songs on the release. The entire EP really reminds me of the aforementioned Stevie Ray Vaughan with a hint of The Doors (especially in the track “There May Or May Not Be Blood”).

If you are a fan of southern rock or the blues then you should give Black Waxy a listen, I think you’ll like what you hear.

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