Monday, November 05, 2012

The Complaints TRADE UP Review by Joseph Tortelli

CD Single review 
Group: The Complaints

Title: "Trade Up"
Everyone can remember a song that immediately lures you into its inescapable groove. The Complaints, a powerful three-piece rock 'n' roll band from Rhode Island, accomplish just that with their latest single "Trade Up." Singer-songwriter Dean Petrella conveys authentic urban streetlife in his gritty voice; even his "hey hey hey's" shout through the asphalt jungle. It's impossible to exaggerate the kinetic beat laid down by bassist Chris Cruz and drummer Anthony Marotti; rhythmic and sinewy yes, but also subtle and unpredictable. "Trade Up" is topped with Petrella's sensational power chords, his beautifully sustained string-bending lead notes, and some monstrous closing feedback

Joseph Tortelli
Sunday, November 4, 2012 5:58 PM



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