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Boston Band Review: The New Collisions

December 12, 2010 11:16 PM

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(credit: The New Collisions on MySpace)

(credit: The New Collisions on MySpace)

collision ms Boston Band Review: The New Collisions

(credit: The New Collisions on MySpace)

Website: www.newcollisions.muxtape.com/
On Myspace: www.myspace.com/thenewcollisions
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thenewcollisions    

As you find yourself bouncing around the room in some neo-new wave dance fueled craze, you see a platinum haired siren right there with you.  The New Collisions have channeled the dance side of this era into a new creation.  With influences of Bowie, Blondie and Elvis Costello, this band’s music is at home in a club, a dance party or on every radio in the nation. 

Singer Sarah Guild is a sexy femme fatale that belts out catchy lyrics of poppy tempo songs that you can’t get out of your head.  Guitarist and husband of Sarah, Scott Guild has the look of a traditional smart guy dressed in a modern take of the 50′s suit.   Don’t let this guy’s geeky cool look fool you though.  He has the quick chord edge that brings forth a California retro cool style that rounds out the music. 

Following the new wave styling, Casey Gruttadauria’s synth adds just the right Cars overtone.  Bottom end handled by Alex Stern on bass and Zak Kahn on drums, is quick and sugary sweet.  

Their first recording, a self-release 7 song EP sold out and had 30,000 downloads online.  They have collaborated with Greg Hawkes, synth player for the Cars and have shared the stage with The B52′s, The Morning Benders and opened for Blondie

The New Collissions were named a Top Ten CMJ 2009 by New York Magazine and This Week In New York.  They have been heralded in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, the Zune front page and named a Top 10 Band to Watch in 2010 by The Boston Music Spotlight.  

Their current full length album, “The Optimist” is out now and was produced by Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie of The Pixies, Radiohead and Dinosaur Jr. fame. 

The New Collisions are currently touring and promoting their new album.  Catch them if you can!

Shawn Sixx is a producer for CBS Radio Boston’s WZLX. He is also a contributing writer for AMP Magazine and Ryan’s Smashing Life.
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