Distance Engine

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Distance Engine

Songs in Alphabetical Order

Independent

3 out of 5 stars

There’s some damn fine musicianship on Distance Engine’s debut release Songs in Alphabetical Order.

In a foundation of rock with flavorings of pop and jazz — á la Wilco — the band, fronted by long-time Boulder musician Will Baumgartner, gets experimental without getting too “out-there.” Strong writing skills and smart pop sensibilities blend to form a cohesive, and listener-friendly album.

Unfortunately, the vocals provided by Baumgartner don’t match the professionalism of the music itself, and the album accordingly suffers, but really only in a few spots. The band has their chops down, and if they can get the vocals dialed in, they’ll do quite well.     — Brian F. Johnson

:: Distance Engine ::

:: CD Release parties ::

:: Walnut Room :: June 5 ::

:: Whistler’s Café :: June 12 ::

:: Lazy Dog :: June 18 ::

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