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Thursday, May 17, 2012

In Cages - Self-Titled CD EP Review (Modern Rock)

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In Cages (Band) - Self-Titled CD EP Review (Modern Rock)
In Cages is a new quartet based out of Hillsdale, NJ and the band’s self-titled debut EP (which drops June 23rd) is a solid slab of 90’s post-grunge “modern rock”. The four tracks (13 minutes) on this disc are melodic, guitar-driven numbers that bear more than a passing resemblance to bands like Fuel and Hinder crossed with the melodic hooks of the Foo Fighters. On the disc’s leadoff track, “Dirty Water”, Lionnel Mascarenhas’ vocal style even sounds a bit like Grohl’s.

In Cages breaks from the current crop of “modern rock” bands (…or goes back to Nirvana’s Unplugged album) by including cellist Filomena Jack in the lineup. Her contribution is noticeable and welcome on three of the disc’s four songs. The remaining song, “London”, is a grunge song that is driven by a dirty bass and drum beat.

For anyone who likes what they hear, vocalist/bassist Lionnel Mascarenhas released a solo disc in 2007, Wonderland”, which is available as a free download through Lionnel’s website.

In Cages are playing some local shows over the next few weeks:

Saturday, June 23 - L4 Black Door, 41 Murray Street (between Church & West Broadway), NYC
Friday, July 27 - Clash Bar, 39 Harding Avenue, Clifton, NJ

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