Band: KOSMIC DAYDREAM
Label: The Jacobson Firm
By Drew Blackwell edited by Devin McAlister
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
This is Kosmic Daydreams latest EP release entitled Powder Fresh released in 2012. Band was initially formed back in 2001. Band members include The Kosmic Goddess (Lead Vocals), Jimmi Dylan (Lead Guitar), Adam Daydream (Lead Bass) and Jose Cruz (Lead Drums).
Meet the Band: http://www.facebook.com/kosmicdaydream
Powder Flesh is one release that certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is one band that brings to the table effective songwriting via a highly diversified sound. This meshed with a one in a million garage-Indy-Electronica sound and effective visuals and vocals makes for a very effective combination. Couple this with a slam dunk live presentation and you have a winning ticket. Lead Singer The Kosmic Goddess and company are just a breath away from 90’s Alternative-Rock with sounds that will remind you of No Doubt, Hole, Ace of Base, Garbage, and Four Non-Blonde’s. However on the other side of the sonic spectrum I can hear a modern day influence of Pink, Pillow Fight Club, Hey Monday and A Fine Frenzy. Of course all of the aforementioned bands could be classified as Alternative, Pop, Rock – but Kosmic Daydream skillfully and methodically never cross the line into these musical realms. Instead they have meshed a skillful combination of each genera. All songs are wonderfully simple but masterful in their overall arrangements. Personally I see Kosmic Daydream as a cross between This is She and No Doubt but their sound goes beyond comparison. This CD is quite entertaining overall with an amazing vocal front of The Kosmic Goddess and hot to the touch playing from the rest of the band. She has an effective voice and brings the sex appeal (visually and vocally). The lyrical content is straight from the heart as she offers a very strong and confident female perspective and spirit. The overall production value is rock solid and all Engineering aspects are in check with solid low end punch and crystal clear high-end clarity. Despite this Kosmic Daydream manages to capture lightning is a bottle – almost as if you were watching a live performance.
REVERBNATION – http://www.reverbnation.com/kosmicdaydream
Final Word: Kosmic Daydream have proven themselves with this latest release. They are clearly an up and coming talent around the New York area and all band members are clearly capable musicians. I must admit Powder Fresh sucked me in like a powerful drug and refused to let go long after the EP was over. This usually indicates something special about the artist or band in question. Thus deserving of praise, recognition and musical fame at the international level.