Brian Kastan: Roll The Dice On Life

Here’s one that will be tough to categorize. Is it rap? Funk? Rock? What you have is guitarist Brian Kastan with a flexible team of Steve Rust/b and Peter O’Brien/dr. The ringer is vocalist Miles Griffith, who uses his nasally voice for wild rants, rampages, lyrics and voice’d meanderings that are like vocalese without melody. The team gets rocking on “My Kids Dance Party” and “Who Knows” while going heavy metal on “Goodbye.” Meanwhile, Griffith howls, chirps and jives through the material. Much of the material is improvised in a “live” setting, with a two part “Black Lives Matter” simply raucous rage. A sound track for Bernie Sanders fans?

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