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High School
  • Artist: The Alrights
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 881017000821
  • Item #: 137837X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
Price: $10.93

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High School on CD

Diverse. To say the Minnesota trio The Alrights is diverse in their sound is a bit like saying Mark Twain was good at writing. Whether you listen to their debut album 'High School' or see the band live you will inevitably hear true diversity. One song is rock, another is soul influenced. One sounds like a spiritual, another punk. One may be smooth and exact with a lot of vocal harmonies and thoughtful arrangements while the next might be raw, almost Garage. It's not a gimmick. It's just what lead vocalist and guitarist/ivory tickler Toby Churchill feels like doing. His lyrics for the bands tunes are no less diverse. Some are about love or carnality and some are about death and non-existence, though pretension is kept at bay with some silly numbers like a birthday song for the universe. Danny Cosgrove plays a mean bass and sings a sweet harmony. Thankfully, he can do both at the same time allowing this three piece to often sound like four. Drummer Chad 'Chavo' Amborn knows when to hold back, which is a lot given the simplicity of many of the arrangements, but has the chops to bring down the house when it's called for. The band formed in the summer of 2003 although it's members have known each other and played together for much longer. In the fall of 2005, after extensive gigging, the band was signed to a record deal by the exciting new New York City independent label City Canyons Records. The Alrights have since begun to tour and are in the process of building a national audience.