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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Inner Frequency - Surge
2008, Inner Frequency

Dallas, Texas quarter Inner Frequency come barreling out of Texas with their latest EP, Surge. If you haven't heard of Inner Frequency before then you're in for a pleasant surprise. Vocalist Cara Young has a smooth a smoky alto voice that is part Annie Lennox and part Johnette Napolitano, and the band has crafted a tight, melodic sound around her voice that is radio ready.

Imagine Maroon 5 with just a touch of angry chick chic of Ani DiFranco and you have the sound of the opening track, Big Talker. Written by Cara Young, who worked for a label in Nashville in the 1990's, Big Talker focuses on the glory hounds who work in the industry. Young acknowledges that there are a lot of good, hard working people in the industry, but the folks who make big promises to gain access to an artist and then never follow through are still out there. Sometimes, written by guitarist Luke Carnevale, is the song that got things started for Inner Frequency in 2005. The song starts out in happy times but sinks into a confused sort of depression. The EP closes out with Satellite, a solid song but perhaps not as dynamic or interesting as the first two.

Inner Frequency has a distinctive sound that will garner attention. Cara Young has a voice you'll find instantly recognizable once you've heard it. The songwriting team of Young and Carnevale shows real promise, and we at Wildy's World hope to hear more from them in the future.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Inner Frequency at or, where you can purchase a copy of Surge.

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