Dead Sara’s Self-Titled Album (TMR 34)
Whether it’s Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” or Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” vocalist Grace Slick had uncommon power and volume, so when I read, possibly here, that she considered Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara to be one of her favorite female vocalists, I wasted no time checking out the band. It took one track to win me over, one track I still consider to be one of the best rockers of my lifetime. “Weatherman” on the band’s self-titled from Pocket Kid Records isn’t extreme, it just uses uneven dynamics to rock like a mother. Dead Sara is more than that, however, because the rest of the album is almost as impressive. There are quiet moments, but Dead Sara proved in 2012 that rock, while often declared deceased, always kicks the lid off the casket. For fans of The Kills and Starcrawler.
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