Pounding drums and hard screaming guitars are characteristic of Hard Rock music, or the label the band embraces, stoner rock, and they are present in force in Suplecs’ Powtin’ On The Outside, Pawty On The Inside.
Suplecs is based in New Orleans, and as everyone in the region, they are suffering from the effects of Katrina. Their record label, also local to New Orleans, has suffered damage and the street release of the album had to be pushed back, but Powtin’ On The Outside, Pawty On The Inside is available digitally at Balance Online Music Store
A product of their environment, or so it would seem, Suplecs takes the outlaw and party image that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans to heart. There is nothing soft about it, not musically, and not lyrically. It’s one hundred percent razor sharp with a satirical edge.
“Gotta Pain” is an example of what is typical stoner rock offering about this CD. It features those pounding drums and screaming guitars I mentioned earlier. What is atypical is the interesting tempo changes, as well as tone. Midway, the song takes an attention-grabbing turn and becomes something radically different from where it started, but still very much within the classic definition of the label they seem to embrace.
In contrast, “Meatballs and Spaghetti” is an example of the new edge Suplecs offers the genre. Nearly ten minutes long, it changes tempos several times and spotlights different instrumentation. Not the strongest lyrical song on the album, it is more solid when the focus is elsewhere.
Powtin’ On The Outside, Pawty On the Inside is the third release from Suplecs. The band released their first album in 2000 and has been steadily making a name for itself ever since. Reports are they will begin touring in support of this new album with the new year.
- Black Cloud
- Gotta Pain
- 10 to Life
- Four Legged Love Song
- Cities of the Dead
- End Of Me
- Welcome Home
- Meatballs and Spaghetti