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    CD Review: Sketching in technicolor

    Sketching In Stereo hits the music scene hard with their newest EP, Technicolor Dreams.

    The band, which originated in Tucson and now lives in Phoenix, should not be disregarded as “”just another local band.”” Having a sound similar to Fallout Boy and He Is Legend, Sketching in Stereo manages to provide a surprisingly fresh feel to their music.

    The EP hits off with the song “”No Direction,”” using powerful vocals and atypical chord progressions to create an edgy rock sound. “”Subterfuge”” carries the sound on with catchy melodic lines and intense overlapping vocals. This EP is definitely not a one-song wonder; each track will leave you wanting more.

    From the first song to the last, lead singer Rob Howlett’s voice is slyly enticing, with a sound similar to the vocals of Andrew Volpe of Ludo. Guitarist Ryan Maziarz, keyboardist Chris Romero, and drummer Charlie Hamilton lead in with attention-catching musical intros in songs such as “”Homogenized”” and “”Haystack Home.””

    Sketching in Stereo’s songs refuse to become part of the cookie-cutter music that rampages the radio today. With poetic lyrics and innovative music, they stand out with exceptional boldness. Altogether, this is one album that doesn’t disappoint.

    The EP can be downloaded for free from their website, www.sketchinginstereo.com.

    Sketching in Stereo is coming to Tucson. See them at The Hut on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

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