Suburban Warfare is one of those young bands you stumble on that give you hope for the future. Led by singer/rhythm guitarist Cari Quoyeser, the ensemble rocks with a classic yet fresh sound, but that's not their only trick. The violin-laden "High Flyin'" is moody, jammy and emotive, like some Feist deep cut. Quoyeser's voice floats over the transcendent melody with ache, foreboding and hope before the band muscles up and propels itself toward a towering, impressive ending. Winners of several battles of the bands, this young group is working its way up the ladder through traditional routes like Fitzgerald's, Mink, Meridian and Last Concert Cafe. If they stay together and keep progressing musically, in time this should be a very interesting band.
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