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Still (Wade Biery) - 2001 Still [Sample CD]

Wade Biery - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums

I've just spent a good hour wading (excuse the pun) through Wade Biery's website stillmusic.com. A great way to get familiar with a pretty neat guy, who it seems has a knack of creating some damn fine music. Wade is a former Alaskan living in L.A (a transplanted Alaskan he'll have us know), who has played in many bands and alongside artists such as Miguel Mateos, LeeAnn Rimes and Carlene Carter. However, melodic rockers and regular readers of GDAZE will know Wade's history with the band The City, and he even tells me that he played in an earlier incarnation of the band Life By Night, alongside good friend and fellow The City guitarist Stuart Mathis, who as turns out, is also an Alaskan.

The Songs
Since then, Wade has gone out on his own, and released a couple of albums of mainly melodic pop based material, namely 'The Distance' from 1998 and the current effort 'I Don't Mind'. The music has a home for fans of artists like Peter Mayer, Cock Robin, Sting, or even some of modern pops recent heroes like Toad The Wet Sprocket for example. I have recently been sent a sampler CD containing material from both albums. The quality is brilliant, the opener 'My Ecstacy' is power pop with an attitude, while the acoustic intro of 'All Around Me' builds to an electric climax. Shades of Peter Mayer's fantastic 'Green Eyed Radio' opus are resurrected on 'The Innocence', especially that nifty nautical piece at the beginning. Modern pop traces abound on the energetic 'Not Enough' while the title track 'I Don't Mind' is a quieter piece emphasising multiple acoustic guitars in the mix. 'Live In Grey' and the title track from 'The Distance' album are an aggressive melodic workout with the rhythm section particularly upfront on this duo, while 'Blessed' has an ambient and dreamy quality to it.

In Summary
The sample CD of nine tracks is a interesting cross-section of his material, which will appeal to everyone somewhere along the way. Wade does a lot of acoustic gigs, and occasionally gets his band together for some bigger jaunts as and when required. Not only is Wade's music a great listen, but his philosophy on music and life in general is one I thoroughly endorse. Check out the website listed below, and have a read on some of the essay pieces referred to in his rant's links. Especially if you are an artist about to ink a deal with a major label. You might just get a reality check. Both albums are available for sale on the site's ordering page.

Track Listing:
01 My Ecstacy
02 All Around Me
03 The Innocence
04 Not Enough
05 I Don't Mind
06 Live In Grey
07 Blessed
08 The Distance
09 Rainbows

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