High 4 Records
Coming out of Toronto is the pop/rock indie band Crush Luther with a self-titled debut, which kind of skates down the middle of the ice in terms of where it fits in the rock world.
This isn't driving guitars, and head banging, nor is it overly syrupy pop. Instead, Crush Luther tosses out something that has elements of both, creating a sound which should have a fairly broad appeal.
Certainly when the CD begins spinning songs such as When We Were Golden and Slowdance Anywhere I Go are almost assured to get your toes tapping.
Luther Mallory has written all but one of the cuts here, and has a co-write credit on that one; Trouble with Giggi Bongard.
The best song here is likely Don't Fight About It, although this is a pretty good first outing for the band.
Don't expect anything too deep, or to find lyrics out to change the world, but it will getting you feeling better. This is kind of a jive and smile offering, and there are days that's just the ticket.
Check them out at www.crushluther.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 4, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada