This Chicago based trio are about quick and irrevocably soft hooks that are catchy enough to get you moving. Jeremy Freer delivers his vocals in pleading dulcet tones that float over the smooth rhythms of John Sewell's (of Duvall fame) roaming bass and driving beats of Erica Corniel's drums.
Lucida brings a simple proposal to those who will listen. "I've got a bunch of bombs ready to explode." And this is what this Chicago based trio are about: quick and irrevocably soft hooks that are catchy enough to get you moving. Jeremy Freer delivers his vocals in pleading dulcet tones that float over the smooth rhythms of John Sewell's (of Duvall fame) roaming bass and driving beats of Erica Corniel's drums (this is to say nothing of her sultry backing vocals).
On Lucida's debut self titled e.p. the band establishes there almost classic approach to the art of garage rock giving the listener five enjoyable tracks. Starting off with the pop-ridden "beautiful bombs" the e.p. instantly institutes the feel of a White Stripes single. But the e.p. won't simply fall into this formula; on "I won't pretend" the band takes command of their sound and delivers a soft salacious opus. Erica's vocals bleed sexual energy with an almost Billy Holiday quality while Jeremy's sooths her tension filled performance. The e.p. is fleshed out with rock that will keep you happy for it entirety. This is a musical journey that you must experience to understand.
released May 4, 2004
Recorded at Key Club Recording Company, January, 2004. Engineered by Bill Skibbe & Jessica Ruffins. Mastered by Seva at Sound Current Mastering. All songs 2004, published by big city tropics. Photography by Burton Rast, Layout by The Burning Tree (interactive).
With lyrics that move from poignant accounts of violence and inequality, to empowering anthems of self-determination and self-worth, Royal Brat’s debut is raw power. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 28, 2018