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Arcade – Into the Light

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All-female, alt-rock, lo-fi and catchy – Arcade jangle their guitars and put together enough melody and grit to make for an interesting album. Into the Light is fun, as it doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously. I mean, a few of the riffs here take me back to mid-90’s grunge, you know… when riffs actually could be hummed. Maybe it’s just the aging rocker in me, but Arcade brings back some solid memories. I lived with a girl who listend to all the Righteous Babe kind of bands, so this takes me back to those days. Well, minus living in a walk-in closet, but we won’t get into that.

Loaded with thick and warm guitars Arcade is a band to take you back, and they recorded an album good enough to last you for the next year or so. The melodies and harmonies are good here, and the lyrical wording is superb. They’re on Woodenman Records, I think, as their name has been removed from their roster. Probably some band-naming legal thing, ya know?

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