Pre-Release EP Review, Exclusive to IndiePulse Music Magazine
Review of “The Antics of More Youthful Times” from FLAUNT by Joseph Timmons, IndiePulse Music Journalist.
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Pushing boundaries, yet knowing no boarders, racing towards the limits yet being limitless, FLAUNT is like the half crazed diver with a bungee cord, blindly diving off the span bridge into the swirling abyss of music, diving deep and ripping from the darkness rhythms and beats that mesmerize and hypnotize.
FLAUNT has both the slow introspective tempos and the fast driving melodies that speak of a life examined and lived for the moment and the future. The music is fresh and inspiring. From the EP “The Antics of More Youthful Times“, songs like Outbreak, Send My Love and Into the Sky, it is like listening to your own heartbeat, from a “ballad-ish” tempo to the fast rock drive to a “hip-hop” and urban / street rhythm, FLAUNT, delivers a message and music that is revitalizing and make the “Goosebumps” rise, feverish and infectious, the songs stay in your mind and create a new soundtrack to your day, for a moment and for a lifetime.
The New Gospel of Introspective Music is here
FLAUNT, a mysterious collective act. Coming off the critical success of the audiovisual album RAVE NOIR (18 songs AND videos), Flaunt takes the shorter route here with a seven track EP featuring the singles “Into The Sky” and “Something Different”. This EP finds the act mining some new vibes (check out the tropical meets Eastern vibe of Something Different). The deep, brooding rock sound of Rave Noir’s heavy track “Last 9 Words” influences the act’s take on Adele’s pop song Send My Love giving it added power as well as the original Endless Vision.
A music/visual art crew producing new music for the new world.
- Band/Artist: FLAUNT
- Location: USA
- Styles: Indie, Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Electronic, Alternative
- Members/Instruments: Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito
- New EP release
- THE ANTICS OF MORE YOUTHFUL TIMES
- Available on Soundcloud: December 25th, 2016
- Worldwide Release date: JANUARY 6th, 2017 (spotify, itunes, etc)
- Individual Track Release dates (singles):
- ENDLESS VISION: December 5th, 2016
- OUTBREAK: December12th, 2016
Flaunt was formed in 2014 and over the course of a year has traversed tremendous and very eclectic musical landscapes, successfully fusing field sounds, world instruments, and modern day electronics into an atmospheric and eclectic musical palette epitomized by its critically acclaimed first album CODON.
The ensemble act has now emerged as a musical duo blending the Organic, Rock and R&B sensibilities of Justin Jennings with the electric musings of Joseph Vitterito. The duo seamlessly play off each other’s strengths while continuing to push the boundaries of what is defined as contemporary music and yet keep a keen ear to melody and lyricism.
FLAUNT, the brain child of USA’s Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito. This act has the capacity to create an eclectic yet harmonic soundtrack of songs and they promise to deliver just that on the new album. Where the CODON album was mainly instrumental turntablism, it was the vocal and guitar prowess of Justin Jennings on the two hit singles from that 2014 album that buoyed the act to explore new sounds and more lyrical based songs.
Hailing from two similar but distant areas of the United States (Colorado and Maine) the duo formed as a result of social media and have been recording ever since. They share responsibilities in the act with the main goal of making music that is art. The guys aim to create song cycles in the day and age where the album has declared “dead.” After the success of CODON, they released a synth/electronic based EP containing the independent music number one hit National Anthem and an eclectic selection of songs and videos including a curious cover of Donna Summer’s “Grand Illusion” as well as the rock epic and accompanying short film “My Clone Sleeps Alone,” originally performed by Pat Benatar.
This latter tune won praise from the song’s original writer (and bass player) Roger Capps.With this experience and passion under their belts, they sought to step back into the disparate sounds of CODON but embellish them with lyrics and more song structure, blending both electronics and organics into an 18 track mammoth project complete with narrative videos for each song. The group entitled the project RAVE NOIR and the results are an amalgamation of guitars, keyboards, swamp rock, and emotive vocals.
When asked about the album they state, “we wanted to make an album that was reminiscent to some extent of what radio used to sound like… Where a Zeppelin tune would be followed by a hit single by the Little River Band and then something by the Gap Band.”
Coming off the critical success of the audiovisual album RAVE NOIR (18 songs AND videos), Flaunt takes the shorter route here with a seven track EP featuring the singles Into The Sky and Something Different. This EP finds the act mining some new vibes (check out the tropical meets Eastern vibe of Something Different). The deep, brooding rock sound of Rave Noir’s heavy track “Last 9 Words” influences the act’s take on Adele’s pop song Send My Love giving it added power as well as the original Endless Vision.
The act is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new full length for 2017. For now, FLAUNT give you their greatest gift this holiday season, and Christmas day the release the new working man’s messiah soundtrack, the ballads of the everyman, the everywoman for everyone.
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