Reviewer: Evan Morgan (https://twitter.com/evanmorgan808)
If you're looking for something edgy with a touch of Indie, a dollop of Punk, and a dash of throwback Rock, Louise Aubrie's style is a perfect melting pot for all of those ingredients, bringing that blend to a sonic boil on her new album “Late 44.”
As the album opener, “Masterstroke” is just that. The instrumentation is up-tempo and has a distinct groove permeating the arrangement. It’s got a Classic Rock feel with an abundance of attitude -- the only downside early on is that, at times, Aubrie's vocals tend to get drowned out by the thick wall of sound, but, overall, a solid opener.
“Tearjerker” has a good level of distortion -- heavy enough to add grit, but airy enough to not weigh the track down. There's a quirkiness about it that's incredibly catchy, lending a sing-along quality to the track.
Ultimately, Aubrie successfully captures the Classic sound for the modern era on “Late 44.” Whether you're looking for a modern twist down memory lane or you just want a record that you can put on and rock out to without going full-throttle, face to the floor, “Late 44” fulfills both functions, and does so with a moxie that's memorable.
“Masterstroke” by Louise Aubrie
“Tearjerker” by Louise Aubrie