Yonkers, NY based trio And The Traveler, released their first two disc album, The Road. The Reason. on May 7, 2013. This independent and do-it-yourself progressive rock band fuses jazz throughout their album bringing a new sound that is enjoyable to listen to. The grooves found in “Spiderclass,” “Groove City,” and “Breathe With Me” all bring sexy bass rhythms and snazzy drum beats that’ll make you move. The trio’s transitions smoothly translate into musical euphoria that leave you anticipating what will come next. Slower tracks such as “Repreise-Underground” offer listeners a chilling harmony that leads you into another journey into Disc Two featuring an energy filled three part song “The Plunge.” Keeping consistent with the start of Disc 2, it ends with the light-hearted track “Standing Waves.” Vocally and instrumentally the album has been carefully crafted to keep listeners on their toes. Heavily inspired by RX Bandits and Animals As Leaders, And The Traveler’s hard work shines through every minute of the album.
Recommendation Level of Album: Very High