SOCIAL STRIFE

ss1Toronto’s Social Strife has just released their self titled 5 track EP.  Born out of their discouragement with typical radio fare, singer Sean Farro and guitarist Terry Doucette formed Social Strife to bring relevant social issues back to music.

The album opens with ‘You Were Nothing“, a classic punk-rock tune with guitar solos that rock, powerful drumming, and a great Ramones feeling. “Reign, with power chords and the customary guitar solo is a good hard rock song with great transitions and changes. The reggae influence of “MDMA”, merged with the power rock transitions create a unique sound for this band. The cool melody and tempo changes enhance the angst in the vocals. “Social Strife” is another hard rock-punk number. My favorite track, “Aliens And Freaks“, is more melodic than the others allowing Farro’s voice to stand out. The song incorporates strings and I swear I heard pizzicato violins! Steady drums, quieter guitar and great rock transitions make this a wonderful song.

ss2Social Strife have made good on their vow to bring the strife back to rock and roll. Lyrics entrenched in socio-political commentary and classic punk melodies combined with power chords and heavy drums, has created what can only be described as punk and roll. The songs are well crafted and the music is powerful. A solid debut effort and well worth a listen or two.

To listen to Social Strife, click the link:   http://www.reverbnation.com/socialstrife

You can see Social Strife live at Lee’s Palace in Toronto,on August 31, 2013

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3 Responses to “SOCIAL STRIFE”

  1. Love their tunes. Great band..”MDMA” and “You Were Nothing” are my favorites..

  2. IlovePink Says:

    They’re incredibly talented and super nice too!!! I would love to see them play live again…. I love listening to “You were Nothing” and “Reign” while driving. Great job guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I truly have a lot of respect and love for this band as they work their tails off to get everything to where they need things to be. And they are all so talented ……A lot of the song lyrics I hear reflect to my own life it brings everything into the light and into the real world. Much congrats to the social strife band and to all of their future endeavors !

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