Chicago rock athletes try to put a new spin on the girl-fronted indie rock schtick
established by bands like Veruca Salt and Tsunami, but with more than a touch
of Garbage and Pumpkins influence. I like it because lead throat Jamie is kicking
out "Let's Start a Revolution" like a modern-day Republica doing "Ready
to Go." When she needs to be throaty, she's throaty; when she needs to be
sexy, she's throaty; and when she wants to be cute she's downright precious.
tunes that are more pop-rock
than indie, Sour Deluxe is a band that's ripe for discovery but may never be,
rock being what it is. But in a time when Avril is considered good chick rock,
the radio world needs something like this only to balance things out for a teen-aged
world that should know better but doesn't.
Posted July 3,
2004. Copyright © 2004 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
she needs to be throaty, she's throaty; when she needs to be sexy, she's throaty;
and when she wants to be cute she's downright precious."