When the mood strikes for a stiff drink in a seedy bar, there’s a certain type of music that goes perfectly with the scene. You can almost hear it now: a bluesy rock with smooth guitar licks, sultry, smoky vocals, and barely restrained passion. Outside of movies or 1978, this sound is actually hard to find. Many bands try to create it, but Calgary’s Acidjac is one of the few to actually pull it off.
Acidjac is already recognized as one of Calgary’s best bands and with the 2011 release of their debut album “Timeless Traveller“, they show why they deserve that title. After undergoing a transformation that included the addition of a new lead singer, Acidjac has re-emerged with a solid sound, strong chemistry, and an album to blow you away.
This really is an incredible album. The nine tracks vary between soulful blues and heavier rock, showing awesome diversity and multi-dimensional abilities with well-practised artistry and the passion of true rockers. The band’s sound is reminiscent of classic bands like Led Zeppelin, Heart, and Pink Floyd, combining phenomenal lead vocals and absolutely tight instrumentals. Singer Liz Stevens has a voice that soars, and in tracks like ‘Deja Vu’, ‘Wait’, and ‘Elevate’, we hear an incredible blend of vocals, guitars and percussion that just seem made for each other. The end result is a completely wicked achievement, nine tracks to love and a future to be reckoned with.
2012 is the year of Acidjac, and “Timeless Traveller” is your ticket in. Samples of their sound are everywhere: check out their website, Facebook, Sonicbids, or MySpace for a ton, and watch the video for ‘Deja Vu’ here! You can download the album on iTunes, and for something awesome, get to one of their shows. In a seedy bar or alone in your basement, Acidjac is the right soundtrack and you are going to love it.