Relient K, Blondfire, From Indian Lakes, The Glass House, November 14th, 2014
From Indian Lakes have two CD’s already and haa proven to be an eclectic arty garage guitar based band. These mix elements of The Ocean Blue’s sound with an artistic lead vocalist that uses higher vocals that flow gracefully over the blend of lush guitars and keyboards. They hail out of Yosemite National Park, California area. Being from the forest mountain area might explain the dreamy sound of their music. They would do really well if they were to play Coachella Music and Arts Festival or perhaps on Saturday Night Live. They are currently signed to Triple Crown Records. The best song in the bands set was Am I Alive from the newest release Absent Sounds album.
From Los Angeles next up was Blondfire. They are currently on tour in support of their newest release Young Heart. The female vocalist reminded me of Kelly Clarkson but more slowed down and relaxed. They play wonderful heartfelt pop songs with catchy melodies. However, in the middle of the bands set they play a cover of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac and did it really well! One of the best songs in the bands set was Hide And Seek. Hide And Seek would make for a cool video of the same name of the game as well.
Columbia Records recording artist Relient K was for sure what the sold out crowd came to see. All six members were playing their hearts out to the crowd. The hour and a half long set had the audience singing alone to every song they did. They decided to go back into 2004 a do the entire album of theirs called Mmhmm. They also played one of their newest songs from the recent album Collapsible Lung. From that album they played during the 20 minute encore Don’t Blink which the crowd went into a frenzy for, plus a few more songs from the bands back catalog. A great time was had by all. Every one left happy and uplifted.
(Review and Photos by Jonathan D. Wright)