((Wounded Roots)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Do you like Chicago's Maps and Atlases? There's got to be a few of you out there. For those of you who said, "Yes, Rockness, I like Maps and Atlases!" then Chicago's Wounded Roots is the new band for you. And the not as savvy fan may even think Wounded Roots IS Maps and Atlases.

Seriously, the guitar melodies of both these bands sound exactly the same. You know the sound I'm talking about, that noodley all-over-the-place distortion-free Chicago thing. Luckily, I've always been a sucker for that sound and one more band with "noodle guitars" in their arsenal is one more listening friend of mine.

But back to Maps and Atlases for a second; even the vocals of the two groups are pretty similar. Is it the same singer? I don't think so, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. Oh, did we mention these two bands are also pals? Hmmm. Anyway, I guess all of this is both good and bad. It's good if you're a Maps and Atlases fan and want more, and bad if think you've just heard this all before.

But we're not here to debate the merits of bands with very similar vibes to other bands (because that would encompass pretty much every band in the entire world), but we are here to give insight into what good bands sound like. So... if you like Maps and Atlases, you'll LOVE Wounded Roots! (They kind of rock out more.) Ahhh, another successful band profile is now complete.
Published April 9, 2009



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