Saturday, May 13, 2017

RECORD REVIEW: Sweet Chaos "Sweet Chaos"

RECORD REVIEW
Sweet Chaos
Sweet Chaos
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My old buddy Bryan called
me recently. "I just saw this
cool band playing in Dallas,"
he revealed in short order.
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Intrigued by Bryan's enthusiastic endorsement, I sought out the new "cool" band online ASAP — the teenage Texas trio known as Sweet Chaos. I soon discovered a video for their song, "Irrelevant" I was hooked immediately. And in no time, I'd gotten a copy of the band's newly-released, self-titled, self-produced EP.

Recorded at Pleasantry Lane Studios in Dallas, all four songs were written and performed by Sweet Chaos. Be sure, I didn't connect with this record because of the band members' ages and (or) gender that's all irrelevant to me (no pun intended). I connected with this record because it's a solid chunk of lo-fi, Camaro-style, cock rock. And yes, that is a compliment, BTW.

The record kicks off with the demo-caliber "Sinking," but it progresses nicely, both musically and production-wise, track-by-track through the riveting closer, "Losing Teeth." Simply put, think The Runaways, circa '76.

SWEET CHAOS
(Payton, 
Sydney and Sara)
As a side note, I realize many of today's teens feel as if they're uniquely complicated and hopelessly broken. Hence, I wanna offer up a personal word of heartfelt encouragement to young people everywhere. And that message is HEY, you're ALL beautiful and wonderful creations of God, with amazing futures ahead! Life ain't a nightmare that's crap created in the pit of Hell, and it's typically the result of consuming too much of current culture's "Kool-Aid" — garbage in, garbage out. Oh, and just so ya know, none of you are "insane"  it's the wicked world in which we live that's messed up — you're perfect in every way. Now, get out there and be bold, be awesome. Speak truth and beam golden light into this dark world. In other words — go kick some freaking ass!

But I digress. The primary point I want convey here is that I totally "get" Sweet Chaos. This is an exciting record — one I liked, a lot. And with a slightly redirected message, this band could become the leaders of their generation.

-Christopher Long
(May 2017)
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