New Band Spotlight: Common Place
Common Place are:
Lara Bringard (Vocals)
Jason Bringard (Drums)
There is something to be said for the family vibe adding an extra touch to a band’s music, and Common Place proves it. This four piece, who just formed in October, is an act you need to check out. Personally, this interviewer is glad to see Lara and Scott making music again. Of course, these two are former members of Dinosaur Bones, and they moved on from that band to tie the knot. Since their Dino days, they have gone on to experiment with other sounds. While some of their songs are more upbeat, they all share a common thread of darker melodies.
I got a chance to see them on New Year’s at Cinema and was lured into watching their whole set. Lara has a unique style of singing and is perfect as a front person for the band (even though she sometimes seems self-conscious, she has a rare charm). Scott’s guitar sound is full of spooky effects, which work well with what the band is going for. Jason and Kelline make a solid rhythm section which can really make or break any band and certainly makes it for this band. Influences range from Love & Rockets and The Church, to Soundgarden and Screaming Trees. The band hopes to be able to release a 7” EP sometime in the future. If you haven’t seen them yet, now you have a chance because they are playing at the Speedway Feb 9 and in Provo at Reptile Records on Feb 16.
Check out these other archived New Band Spotlights:
New Band Spotlight: Swee Rhino
New Band Spotlight: Wonder Crash
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