FOUR SONG SAMPLER
Synthetic 16 is a NYC-based quintet whose latest batch of tunes provides a closer look of what makes this intricate outfit tick. For starters, the twin guitar attack never sounded crisper, and the bass and drums lock into an unbreakable groove. The key to this outfit though, is the band's stellar use of dynamics, and the know how of songwriting, both lyrically and musically. It's almost as if the band taunts you with its power, only to give you momentary spurts, such as in the sweeping chorus of "Protected", to leave the listener hungry for more. And with this release only four songs deep, you'll be sure to feel that there's a definite need for some more of Synthetic 16's brand of refined rock 'n' roll.