Wait For Green – Self Titled
1.) How Far I’ve Come
2.) Let the Record Play
5.) Swing My Way
6.) Next Wave
7.) Slow Riding
8.) Nobody Listening
9.) Day One
10.) Falling Into Place
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Release Date: November 22nd, 2011
Record Label: Go For Broke Records
Official Website: Wait For Green Website
Wait For Green, formed in 2006 at Florida State University, has diverse influences with members from Florida, Southern California and Rio De Janerio. After wining battle of the bands Wait For Green gained a lot of exposure and exploded on the Florida college radio circuit. In the last few years the band has played with Slightly Stoopid, Reel Big Fish, Blues Traveler, and Rebelution (just to name a few!).
Wait For Green’s self-titled album is stocked full of lighthearted pop-rock reggae with some sure fire hits mixed in. These are songs I can imagine myself singing along to and with catchy melodies and simple, yet powerful lyrics; it’s hard not to sing along after the very first listen.
“Let the Record Play” and “Next Wave” are both solid tracks featuring more complex melodies, plenty of skanking guitar licks with an almost 311-esque overall vibe. Both songs show the bands ability to pull influences from other artists but also add their own twist to a genre that is full of so much of the same.
My favorite track on the album is the last one, “Falling Into Place”, and I think it ties together all the subsequent tracks quite nicely. With more of an upbeat rock edge strung throughout the main verses, the mellow chorus allows front man Drew Dockerills’ voice to stand out. It’s damn catchy, plain and simple and I love it.
Long time Wait For Green fans will recognize the track “Day One” from their 2008 LP, In Motion. The fact that they pulled this track out of the vault and that it still sounds so modern even though its 4 years old just shows us how good Wait For Green has always been. Hopefully this new full-length album will help them get the attention they deserve.
Wait For Green obviously put a lot of time and hard work into their upcoming self-titled release and is something they can be proud of. I think this album will garner them a lot of new fans and bump them up a notch in the music scene.
Written & Reviewed by: Ashley Allred
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