Out Now off Trak Records
EsOterica has finally created their own mold with a new, heavier sound! Their previous release, The Fool, was a great album, but it was nothing new and sounded similar to A Perfect Circle (not that it’s a bad thing). However, as soon as I queued The Riddle in my MP3 player I knew I was in for something great-and this album is definitely awesome and different. It was one year ago we sent Ms. LJ Rich to interview esOterica in the back of their van.
The Riddle is laced with some of my favorite songs that were once demos for these guys from England. The songs that really caught my attention are “Watch This Drive”, “Tomorrow I Won’t Remember”, and “Silence”. “Silence” was released this summer as a single and was received with flying colors. The esOterica guys covered this hit by Sarah McLachlan and I have been asked many times where to actually get the single. Well, now everybody can buy The Riddle and have it for themselves. (Click here)
This album has a very somber tone. Their first single off the album is “Tomorrow I Won’t Remember.” It’s about someone with a serious problem, but they don’t seem to care. It’s really doesn’t matter what’s done today because their memory will be gone tomorrow.
Tomorrow I Won’t Remember:
Watch This Drive opens with former US President George Bush. This one is a politically motivated song of soldiers and war. I heard this song from demo to fully produced and it’s chilling to hear the final product.
I mentioned earlier that I felt Tobias, Luke, Bari, Matthew, and Laura have all grown into their own mold. They have edged their way to create a sound beyond that of A Perfect Circle, to whom many compared them. The more I listen to The Riddle the more I love it. It’s one of those albums that grew on me and I’ve found myself knowing all the lyrics.
If you buy songs off the album, I recommend:
Tomorrow I Won’t Remember
Watch This Drive
I really hope these guys can come to the United States soon. I would love to see their live show!
For all you lucky readers in the UK here are some Tour Dates:
13.10.2009 Water Rats London Live Show
16.10.2009 The Fat Surfer Grays Live Show
17.10.2009 The Twist Colchester Live Show
24.10.2009 Escape Festival (HEADLINING) Hastings Live Show
07.11.2009 Hellfire Festival Birmingham Live Show