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In March 2009, WHEN THUNDER COMES releases their second CD entitled, "500 Miles". This project represents 1 1/2 years of work with no time or expense spared. The music combines 60's sensibilities with 80's new wave rock but with a very modern sound. These anthemic, upbeat and melodic songs are a breath of fresh air in such complicated times. Four part harmonies, psychedelic guitar leads and a thread of Celtic flavor merge together with precision song writing. The title cut, 500 Miles opens with Rickenbacker 12 strings guitar, orchestral keyboards, and the unique lead vocals of David Cawkwell. Some listeners have suggested that the sound is like Jethro Tull, U2 and Morrisey. After several live performances with the new songs it became evident that the audience hangs on every lyric while bouncing along to the steady beat of the drums and bass of Johnny Rock and Tom Burick. Keyboardist, Harrison Tate brings unusal high tech sounds that are original and orchestral while vocalist, Yvonne Vally, layers a distant etheral harmony to the lead vocalist. This music lives up to the name, WHEN THUNDER COMES !

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"500 Miles" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: EricLawrence POSTED ON: 09 Jun 2009 03:25 PM

A big part of the appeal of the New Wave movement back in the early 80’s was the shift away from the bloated AOR sounds dominating airwaves to a simpler, ‘60’s-oriented approach to songs and melody, albeit filtered through a new attitude - as well as a new sonic template, that would eventually shape much of the legacy of ‘80’s rock. On “500 Miles,” the latest CD from When Thunder Comes, New Wave is the order of the day in a 12-song collection that is, however, no less contemporary for all of its retro embellishments. On songs like “Good Ole Days” and the title track, “500 Miles,” keenly balanced lead and harmony vocals are set off against tasteful synth incursions to flesh out rockers that are both catchy and provocative. Other tracks evoke different sounds of the New Wave era, like “See You In My Dreams,” with its almost U2-like slice of ethereal pop, and “Endless Seas,” reminiscent of classic Talking Heads. Throughout, though, the band plays with fire and precision, delivering up a set of infectious originals that mark When Thunder Comes’ “500 Miles” CD as fitting in this era as it would have been 25 years ago.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 30 May 2009 11:07 AM



  60's sensibilities with 80's new wave rock but new modern style. 4 part harmonies, psychedelic lead guitar, celtic influences with    high tech electronic keyboads. Recommended if you like Jethro Tull, U 2.

CD price: $10.00

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