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[Album Review] Grace Potter + The Nocturnals

It is fun watching a band grow both in style and popularity over time.  It was not that long ago that Grace Potter & the Nocturnals swung through Madison and stopped by Studio M to play a couple tracks for the Triple M faithful. If unfamiliar, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are a rock/alternative country/pop band based out of Vermont.  The band released their fourth studio recording on June 8, and the self-titled album has received very positive reviews so far.  If the only way you are  familiar with Grace Potter is through her Studio M performance, the first thing you will notice is that Potter & the Nocturnals can rock.  Personally, before I listened to the new album I was expecting a lighter rock sound but was surprised to hear a solid alternative country rock sound with touches of pop around the choruses. Grace Potter has a nice balance in her vocals of power and "grace."  Tracks like "Hot Summer Night" and "Paris (Ooh La La)" are groovy and rocking with energy and forceful vocals, yet other tracks such as "Things I Never Needed" and "Goodbye Kiss" have the gentleness of a bluesy alternative country ballad.  When attempting to make a comparison a name that comes to mind is Brandi Carlile, but with a touch of Jenny Lewis and a splash of country. The two tracks from the album that have stuck with me are "Goodbye Kiss" and "Tiny Light."  The harmonica use in "Goodbye Kiss" pulls the strings of bluesy country yet the sweet vocals of Grace during the chorus has pop written all over it.  "Tiny Light" is a track that starts slow but builds as the chorus hits and a build up of energy is released.  All tracks on the album were written by Grace Potter, with Mark Batson aiding on six of the tracks. This album is absolutely worth picking up if you are looking for a new alternative country rock band.  Grab yourself a copy of this album and keep your ears open for more Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. For more information and purchasing means, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals official site, Amazon, or Strictly Discs Here is the official video for the new track "Tiny Light" Here is the Studio M performance from 3 years ago. -Sam Ryan

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