Tora! Tora! Tora! is a So-Cal Power Pop trio that's been getting a lot of attention, and numerous show line-ups. Today we're checking out their debut EP, Treasures And Prizes!
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Tora! Tora! Tora! hits you with their unique poppy mix right from the start. It features smooth vocals(which are actually quite reminiscent of Jack Grisham at times), melodic and anthemic guitar work, yet at the same time maintaing grit, and power.

Their influences are pretty broad. From Black Flag, to The Dead Boys, to The 13th Floor Elevators(a nice example of a few of their TX origins, and also an easy way to win me over). This gives them more range and originality than your run-of-the-mill Power Poppers, yet at the same time the songs don't sound scattered, or incongruent. The only song that seems to stick out slightly is "Dead By Dawn", a welcomed rougher, scratchier, and more up-beat number

The only thing you might find disappointing is that it's over after only 6 songs, but that's a good thing last time I checked.

Bottom Line: This EP leaves you where you're ready for more, and I suspect somewhere within this trio is an amazing full length just waiting to be written. These guys are definitely worthy of your attention, and of future watch.
Personal Favorites:
"Mystery"

"Folks"
"Dead By Dawn"

Track Listing:


1. Mystery
2. Sit and Smile
3. Don't Unfreeze
4. Folks
5. Hell (You're In)
6. Dead By Dawn
You can find a Treasures And Prizes at their Official Website, Amazon, and iTunes.

You can check out more of Tora! Tora! Tora! on their Official MySpace.
 


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Deven Mudd
09/29/2010 18:34

tri tip rules!

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