May 15, 2014

Latimer House: All The Rage

Latimer House is an Anglo-Canadian-Azerbaijani-American indie band whose members share a love for alternative guitar rock, new wave and a bit of funk. Their debut album All The Rage is road map of their varied musical tastes, with lead singer's Joe Cook's aloof vocals keeping it together. They touch base with Nick Lowe, The Clash, The Smiths and The Replacements.

The band flew to Prague and set up shop at Derek Saxenmeyer's studio who also acted engineer. While the album starts off with the upbeat self-explanatory This Is Pop things get darker and musically more interesting with the dark Burn with a dominant cello part and the well-placed dissonants and old school organ lines in Eye Can See.

All The Rage is a multi-faceted album. Red Heart Sequin Blues nods to early Roxy Music and Love's Undermined brings back Ian Dury. Considering geographical odds, it's quite a feat that the band members connected and turned themselves in a such tight but loose quartet.

Latimer House:
Joe Cook: guitars & vocals
Anar Yusofov: keyboards & vocals
George Kominek: drums & percussion
Michael Jetton: bass
Adtyiontal musicians:
Jim Thompson: mandolin & violin
Jan Keller: cello
Tommy Levvechia: trumpet
Justin Lavash: guitar

All The Rage is a self-released album through their own label Honk Records: vinyl in gatefold sleeve, CD and digital. Buy it from their website.

  1. This Is Pop
  2. Burn
  3. Eye Can See
  4. Open Your Heart
  5. Birdcage Walk
  6. Red Heart Sequin Blues
  7. Your Love
  8. Love's Undermined
  9. Splash!
  10. Bubblegum


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