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Artist of the day: Easybreezy

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November

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In October, Easybreezy released Blowing Up, their debut LP. It kicks off with a song called Easysqueezy (Easybreezy Theme), and if you’re gonna have a theme song, it better help sum up what you’re about. In this case, it’s all skittish, frenetic garage rock that harkens back to the classic rock of the ‘70s while bringing plenty of new influences to the mix.

Singer-guitarist Josh Greenberg, drummer Chase Leonard and bassist Charlie Curtis spent more than a year and a half self-producing and -releasing Blowing Up. The album is a spry mix of styles, from the grungy fuzz of Compulsive Behavior and the Queens of the Stone Age-like buzz of False Fathers to the trippy, organ-driven haze of the Circles In Your Mind. Spiralling Stares infuses Thin Lizzy-ish bar rock with Strokes-y cool, while the harmonious Stale Days is a sweet, slow-dance-able lament about moving on. “I don’t want to be a statue in this place / Something’s gotta ... end these stale days,” Greenberg sings.

Eazybreezy was forged in the ashes of one of Tampa Bay’s most acclaimed bands, Win Win Winter, and they’ve made themselves at home in the local scene. On Friday, they’ll perform at Day 2 of THX MGMT’s Tur-Drunken concert at Crowbar, alongside The Pauses, Fowler’s Bluff, Goodnight Neverland, Grand Manor and the Soft Rock Renegades. The show starts at 8 p.m. Click here.

Photo: Galen P. Burow

[Last modified: Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:11pm]

    

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