MP3 Five A.m. - Degrees Of Falling
San Francisco-based adult alternative pop, post-grunge, and traditional American rock via brash songs, sinewy guitar motifs, anthemic posture, and instrumental expertise.
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, POP: with Live-band Production
3/5 star review(https://www.tradebit.coml https://www.tradebit.com):
On the roller-coaster ride of Degrees of Falling, San Francisco-based 5 A.M. upholds the undeniable tenets of adult alternative pop, post-grunge, and traditional American rock via brash songs, sinewy guitar motifs, anthemic posture, and instrumental expertise. Lead vocalist Trent Yaconelli commandeers each cut with his soaring baritone, yet the harmonies afforded by percussionist Benjie Kushins, bassist Zack Miller, and lead guitarist Zack Hammer up the ante, providing a multi-layered wall of sound. The driving rhythms beneath "Lost and Found" recall a young and hungry U2. "Go for a Ride" celebrates the allure of a fast woman and the wide-open road not unlike arena rockers Bon Jovi or the Cult at their macho apex.
Shouting through a car radio over sharp staccato riffs, Yaconelli plays the prince of darkness quite convincingly, then switches gears, effectively morphing into a folk troubadour during "Restless," a track worthy of the Band or Lucinda Williams. With arrangements that feature weeping slide guitars, didgeridoo, and a myriad of percussives and sonic textures, Degrees of Falling is simultaneously rootsy and futuristic, proving beyond a reasonable doubt that 5 A.M. holds the goods to rocket to the top of the charts. ~ Tom Semioli, All Music Guide