Bleeding Rainbow
Kanine Records
Street: 02.25
Bleeding Rainbow = The Cranberries + Grape Soda + Sonic Youth
If only I had a chance to listen to this album my sophomore year of high school. Pop punk mashes surprisingly well with a soaring, ’90s infusion of grunge. Sarah Everton’s vocals mesh flawlessly with both the grinding power chords reminiscent of Nirvana and the inspirationally lilting mini-riffs, which reminded me of snippets from a Pixies song (see “Out of Line”). While the album as a whole comes off slightly more angsty than my style, I still enjoyed my experience with it. –LeAundra Jeffs