keygrip - vis-à-vis CD Review (Indie Rock) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Thursday, June 04, 2009

keygrip - vis-à-vis CD Review (Indie Rock)

keygrip Release Debut CD 'vis-à-vis' via RRMC Recording on July 28thIndie rock band keygrip have announced the release of their debut CD vis-à-vis via RRMC Recording on July 28th.

keygrip is led songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Michael Di Lalla and the band includes Michael's brother Jared Di Lalla (drums), Will Salween (guitarist) and Ivan Evangelista (bass). Even though keygrip are from New York, the band's music fits well with many of the current and past atmospheric BritPop bands. All of the cuts on this disc are driven by atmospheric guitars and melodic vocals. The first single "If I Could (You Know I Would)" is streaming on keygrip's MySpace profile. Strong songwriting is complemented by stellar production by Michael Di Lalla. His layered and well-developed production fits well with the band's BritPop leanings.

While vis-à-vis is keygrip's first proper release, Michael Di Lalla had put together the original keygrip debut (The Unaimed Arrow Never Misses) a few years ago. This is one of those "lost albums" as this release got shelved as Michael was severely injured after being hit by a car shortly after completing this disc. keygrip is planning on releasing this disc later in the year.

No tour dates are announced yet but keygrip is planning on touring the Northeast throughout the summer.