The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 09, 1997, Image 4

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Thursday • October 9,
Sister 7 set to kick off fall to
By April Towery
Entertainment editor
R eleasing its third album, signing with
Arista Records and touring the United
States and Europe has kept Sister 7 busy
this year.
The Austin-based bluesrock band is set to
play tonight at Dixie Theatre to promote the
new album, This the Trip. Guitarist Wayne
Sutton said the album is different from the
band’s previous releases.
“I would say to people who have heard us
before they might be a little surprised,” he
said. “It’s a little more produced. Maybe we’ve
gotten better at this — we hope so.”
Sutton started out playing acoustic sets
with lead singer Patrice Pike when they were
16 years old. The two joined forces with a high
school buddy of Pike’s, bass player Darrell
Phillips. Drummer Sean Phillips joined the
group at an impromptu jam in a Dallas club
in 1991, and Sister 7 was born.
The band originally called itself Little Sister,
but changed the name because there were five
other bands in the area with the same name.
The first single to be released off This the
Trip is “Know What You Mean,” a song about
falling in love with a friend. The single was
also released by BMG records in Germany.
Sutton said although the album was re
leased in July, the members have already
started writing new songs for their next al
“Pretty much right now, we’re going to just
keep doing what we’re doing,” he said.
The band is constantly touring, and re
cently spent nine days in Germany perform
ing seven shows. Sutton said the band has
gained its following by word of mouth. The
band has a fan club of over 15,000 members
Sister 7 performed at the largest ticketed
music event of the year, Blockbuster Rockfest
for 300,000 listeners at Dallas’ Texas Motor
Although the lead singer of the band is a
woman, the music of Sister 7 does not fall into
the category of “bitter woman music,” as has
been the trend in recent female artists.
Sister 7’s music has been labeled blues,
rock and “groove-heavy” by Gig Magazine
writer Kenny Kerner.
Sutton said the band calls its music rock,
although it can be interpreted differently by
each listener.
Sutton said the band’s focus for tonight’s
show is simply to play some good music.
“We’re still out there working and trying to
find new fans,” he said.
Not just a fluke: Electronica band rips
itself off with sophomore slump album
Date: October 15
Time: 7 PM
Place: Rudder Theater
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(out of five)
By Ryan Locker
Staff writer
isotto, the latest release of electronica
act Fluke, has been anticipated since
the release of the popular singles “Atom
Bomb” and “Absurd.”
These singles were released earlier this
year, and there were even two singles re
leased with mixes of “Absurd,” so not all of
these songs are new to our ears.
The breed of electronica that Fluke
brings to life is very deep and bass saturat
ed. This darkwave type sound is character
istic of Fluke’s previous albums.
These songs have almost an industrial feel,
like Marilyn Manson hooked up to a computer
or Machines of Loving Grace with the bpm’s
doubled. This vibe has caused Fluke to be pop-
These songs have almost an industrial
feel, like Marilyn Manson hooked up to a
computer or Machines of Loving Grace
with the bpm’s doubled.
ular with ravers and jungle junkies. Jungle be
ing techno that is characterized, by almost
purely drum and bass. . r i
Despite the band’s popularity in Ameri
ca, it has been very difficult to see the elu
sive European act until this year.
The album, released Sept. 29, actually has
only four new songs on it. The album has 10
tracks, but six of them have either had mixes on
other albums, or have had singles out for
awhile, like “Absurd” and “Atom Bomb." |
The songs “Squirt” and "Setback"are
straight off the previous album, Oto.Tiv:ML *
er tracks off the new album are remixerWlCl
songs from Oto (e.g. “Mosh” is justareiiMj
“Tosh”). Fluke is noi Irving to pull
on us, since the album is titled Risotto:$i LOS
might as well be Re-Oto. on NBC
This is not to say the album is nog etc., etc
because, in truth it is superb, but Oto J That
ers might be slightly disappointed.He j^untles
it is Fluke in its best form ever, withit which IV
honed and kicking out some fiercegro.L Also
The tracks are either coated in fun! “The Jer
realistic lyrics, or have none at all. Fo: kst spri
ample, listeners will hear odditieslike! Ditt0
“Captain Kirk from planet earth fightsiphd-All
with Papa Smurf.” f lntro '
There are other tracks on RisottoMi
experimental for Fluke, such as “Goodnigfo ne d d (
Lover,” which has a Dragnet old-schoolh# r ° om
feel to it, similar to Orbital’s “The Saint." Siie „
There are also other tracks on this newall^9^ y ’
that broach the field of trance music.
So there is truly somethingforevenj. ■. s
well, for everyone who can connectwip
techno beats.
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