Gods Of Mount Olympus – Gods Of Mount Olympus (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 18:45 minutes | 225 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Bird Attack Records 2018
The debut EP of piano-driven alternative punks Gods Of Mount Olympus. The group features members of Unwritten Law and No Use For A Name backing up Joey Cape’s (of Lagwagon fame) solo records’ keyboard player, Brian Wahlstrom. Their sound has been described as being like “Billy Joel on speed”.
Gods of Mount Olympus originally formed as a duo when Brian Wahlstrom met Paul Rucker through mutual friend, Joey Cape of Lagwagon. Wahlstrom, a founding member of Scorpios and keyboardist for Joey Cape’s solo projects, was writing songs that required aggressive piano and fast and heavy drums. Realizing the sound was not complete without guitars, Brian reached out to his neighbor, Steve Morris (Unwritten Law) and most recently Matt Riddle (No Use for a Name) to play bass. The band is best defined as piano-centric, punk rock jazz…AKA “Billy Joel on Speed”. With a lineup stacked with punk rock veterans, united by a completely original sound, this project has all the ingredients for greatness.
01 – Blue Screen Light
02 – Cops on Saint Andrews
03 – Curtains
04 – Admission
05 – Neverminder
Brian Wahlstrom – vocals, piano
Steve Morris – guitar
Matt Riddle – bass
Paul Rucker – drums