Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Zox - Line In The Sand -2008-
(Alternative, Rock, Indie)

From: Rhode Island

Zox is Eli Miller - (guitar/lead vocals) Spencer Swain - (violin/vocals) Dan Edinberg - (bass/vocals) and John Zox - (drums). Produced by John Goodmanson (Death Cab for Cutie) the 11 songs on "Line in the Sand" are equal parts 80s college radio, modern indie rock, and timeless folk. The band’s legendary live show has long been a dynamic mix of playful mayhem and emotional contemplation; this album is the first to capture both extremes. Previous albums hinted at more of a reggae/folk influence, but this new album definitely has the band heading in a more pop oriented direction. It was really a new and cool sound to hear a reggae rhythm with a classically-trained electric violinist in the place where most bands have a lead guitarist. However "Line In The Sand" is a very approachable album with many good cuts. Really like all four tracks featured here. If you like what you hear, check out their previous LP's as well.

Zox - Line In The Sand

Zox - When The Rain Comes Down Again

Zox - The Wait (Part II)

Zox - Goodnight