Colorado Springs hip-hop group Audible released their debut EP First Contact recently. Mixing traditional hip-hop with the setup of an alternative rock band, HoTT (vocals) and Jeb (guitar/vocals) are the faces of the project that bear a nod of resemblance to The Roots and underground hip-hop legends Atmosphere.
The debut is a solid effort of strong instrumentation and vocals that flow through the speakers like a river through a diamond canyon. Well-rounded lyrical topics and a divergence from typical hip-hop vocals with some strong singing points and lush vocal harmonies can be found throughout the debut. The record’s engineering by drummer Ryan May, pulls First Contact’s lively experience together.
Along with the vocalists, the rest of the band members featured on this debut are none other than the indie-alt rock trio Sound|Studies, known for making some solid waves in the Colorado rock scene over the past seven years, and broadening their horizons in joining with the guys in Audible.
Audible has a performance in Colorado Springs on April 19th in the basement of Oskar Blues. Their live sets have been said to be stellar, so if you have the time, try to make it!
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