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Geri X – Work Is The Wolf
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Geri X is no stranger to the world of IMR. Previously she was featured as one of the top 25 “Women of Indie” in a special issue of the magazine. Her album Whiskey and Cigarettes was a lo-fi solo project that exudes grit, passion, and raw talent. So here it is several months later and Geri has done it again with the release of her latest project Work Is The Wolf.
When an artist can grab the listener’s attention right off the bat, it is expected that an emotional ride will follow. “You Can Have Me” opens this new folk rock album with a cool blues feel. Those familiar with Geri’s work will instantly recognize her vocal dictation. She leaves that as the focus of the song and uses her distorted voice to evoke a gritty, dark feeling. With a heart pounding rhythm, strumming acoustic guitar, and an electric slide the song breaths life into Geri’s lyrics.
As an album, Work is the Wolf is driven by prominent rhythms along with tempo changes that aid Geri in telling her stories. By provoking emotions, the title track forces the listener to move or sway with the beat. With lyrics filled with metaphors and imagery, this track demonstrates Geri X’s ability to craft dynamic folk songs.
One of the standout songs on the new album is “Instigate Defeat.” The vibe is unlike other tracks, as it opens with sense of surf rock. With this fun and upbeat song, Geri sings about someone who makes her smile. It demonstrates a fun side to the dynamic songwriter with its pop rock sense.
“F#!%” delivers an old country side with a rich Americana and folk feel. Geri’s unique voice shines in these types of songs. Her dictation allows her to put emphasis on words to create unique melodies. Following “F#!%” with a song like “I’m Broke” allows the listener to really make the connection of what influences Geri. Her sound stems from classic storytellers such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan.
A highlight of all of Geri’s music is that it exudes a breath of fresh air into the music industry. With so many artists looking to imitate the success of others, the amount of cookie cutter copy musicians out there is on the rise. Not many can write songs that demonstrate a true ability to be a storytelling, rock woman of indie music.
Capping off the end of the album is “Live Fast, Die Young.” Geri’s signature sultry voice is prominent but the real attention grabber is the distorted harmonica. The listener can almost picture Geri on stage in a smoke filled club as she plays her spoons and sings her heart out.
It is clear that Geri X is a rare and genuine talent. Her rocker vibe and free spirit make her an artist unlike any other. With great releases such as Work Is The Wolf, Geri is sure to make her mark on the world as an artist.
Rating: 5/5 Stars!!!!
Album Name: Work Is The Wolf
Date Released: May, 2012
Genre: Folk Rock
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Band Members: Geri X, Dan Stoeffles, Ellie Maybe, Tyson Mink, Allie Merino, Charlie Wells, Pat MacDonald
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