The creative rock musicians from Texas known as Idler have released their long-awaited and self-titled EP album, “Idler.” The record is comprised of five new tracks for a total of 18 minutes of heavy, adrenalized music listening. It serves as a primer for rock fans who have yet to be introduced to Idler's unique and remarkable style, as well as a declaration from the artists that they are officially open for some explosive and incendiary music business.
The sound of Idler is a twisting enigma. The practiced ear hears influences of Tool, then maybe Incubus, then a touch of Whitesnake... Paramore? Kiss? The thread quickly falls apart. Elements of glam, metal, hardcore and sub-pop intertwine and coalesce into something all their own.
Their guitars scream madly and purely, without pretense. Their vocals (female and male) croon, wail, and soar. Their drums and bass are lively and active, more like the precise shelling of cannons than backbone instrumentation. Idler has moments of great beauty among tireless stretches of rocking brutality, and just for the fun of it, they supercharge their songs with the occasional old-school breakdown.
Considering the unique style of their compositions and sound, Idler has a simple explanation for their characteristic tone. Each song is a melange of the musicians, all five of them.
“We write our music as a band,” they say. “We feel that it’s the best way to be Idler. It wouldn’t be the same if everyone couldn’t add what they do best into what Idler does best.”
It's a bizarre, awesome thing. One never knows what to expect from movement to movement. Upon loading up their official website, it immediately launches into an awe-inspiring, humor-laced cover of “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. The vocals are stunning. It's rock-solid, yet takes itself seriously not at all.
Idler's usual intensity bespeaks a less comical side, though. Their lyrics are well written, introspective, and delivered with bone-marrow gravity.
Commenting on the themes of their new EP, they write, “We wanna say that there can be a positive outcome from the negative things that happen in life. Bad relationships, mistakes and sacrifices can make you into a better person moving forward.”
They close with optimism that reveals their core, impetuous nature: “There’s always light at the end of the tunnel.”
“Idler,” by Idler, is available online worldwide beginning spring of 2013.
Staff Press Release Writer
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