REVIEW: Raw Geronimo’s “Dream Fever”

 photo RawGeronimo_cover_zps8b21a872.jpg The music of Raw Geronimo is bold and honest, big and bright and meant to be heard in a direct manner. This six-member Los Angeles combo have released Dream Fever (Neurotic Yell) and for those who like their brand of pop on the edge to the point of feeling like you’re going to fall into oblivion, you’ll love the music and the vocals of Laena Geronimo. There are moments when her vocals sound like a more polished version of a well known Icelanic chanteuse, complete with the throatiness and anger that she carries in her music. With Raw Geronimo, it carries some of the traditions of late 80’s/early 90’s indie/alternative rock but with a constant push to be heard through the stories being told. A song like “Manic Cruiser” could easily become one of the songs that brings in people to see them live, but the entire album is quite satisfying. It will be interesting to see how the public takes to them, but I think they’ll be quite happy and in for a treat. For those who love hearty bands with strong and courageous sounding women in front, Raw Geronimo are the perfect choice.

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