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1997 - 'Notes From The Underground'

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Review by Anthony Avina

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Alternative rock is an ever growing genre that has captured millions of fans worldwide. One such band is 1997, an alternative/indie band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. With the release of their third album, 'Notes from the Underground', the band looks to catapult into a new year with a highly original CD full of rich vocals, melodic guitars and bass rhythms, and intense drum work.

Having formed in 2005, the band began its career playing in local Chicago clubs. Soon, their originality and great musical talent was recognized, and the band signed to Victory Records in 2006. The band is made up of Kevin Thomas on vocals and the tambourine, Nick Coleman on drums,  Caleb Pepp on guitar and vocals, Cody Josephson on harmonica/guitar, Arthi Meera on keyboards and vocals, and Brian Osteers on bass.  This large collective comes together to mix up a unique blend of alternative rock and indie sound that has captured the hearts of many fans. The band has been seen on Warped Tour, and has toured with the likes of Aiden and Drop Dead, Gorgeous.

Featuring great tracks, such as 'Sympathy for the Living' and 'Wolf + Sheep', the bands' third album, 'Notes from the Underground', looks to put the band solidly on the map. With unique sound, great vocals, precision instrumentals, and an album that seems to tell a story all its own, we here at Rock on Request can see why this band has been so successful, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for 1997.