Meet Singer/Guitarist @DylanMcGuire with his album “Gravity (Or Lack Thereof)”


DYLAN McGUIRE, Gravity (Or Lack Thereof)

The first things you will notice about the songs in Dylan McGuire’s Gravity (Or Lack Thereof) are the guitar work and the melodies.  These alone are two compelling reasons to listen through Dylan’s entire recent album.  The Philadelphia-based singer/guitarist is an expert craftsman who knows how to make his guitar sing and his melodies ring.  The music is very 80’s inspired, and anyone who enjoys Bon Jovi through Guns ‘N Roses through The Replacements will have a blast.  Most impressive are songs like “Sunny & 71” (below) and “Tracy Likes”, which use sarcasm and humour to drive you through Dylan’s stories (I’ll wait for the mashup of “Tracy Likes” and The Cuff Links’ 1969 hit “Tracy” 😛 ).  “Chicago” seeths with breakup pain, while “My New Wings” is the best song within, uplifting and full of energy and awaiting a clear day when you can just get away and do whatever.  

Dylan’s voice and music has a similar niche to what Kevin Rudolf found in 2009 with “Let It Rock” though Kevin’s music clearly skews more R&B.  The entire album (which you can stream through Reverb Nation) sounds a bit on the raw side, which can only be improved with future releases, but Gravity (Or Lack Thereof) is an honest and passionate effort – and, oh yeah, did I mention the guitar playing and the melodies? 🙂  Get it on iTunes or at Dylan’s store on his website.

Published in: on February 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Wonderful stuff.

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