Local Reviews: Mechanical Skies

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Mechanical Skies
Wielder of Wonder
Street: 05.29
Mechanical Skies = Suicidal Tendencies + Sugartooth + Neil Young
This five-song EP continues the journey of Mechanical Skies, following their first release in 2010. Exploring the three members’ influences, which they list as ranging from Jimi Hendrix to All-American Rejects, this material has a definitive classic rock undertone throughout. The material ranges from light and mildly funky to heavy and guitar-driven, and of the range I personally prefer their execution of the former. “Cold” has that kind of light-weight bouncy quality—it’s funky and catchy. The production on this release seemed a bit better than on their previous album, and as they keep working I’m sure it will only get better and better.