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ReportShael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire - PressShael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire - Press

  • Founded: April 2009
  • Location: Unspecified
  • Label: unsigned

Members

  • Shael Riley
  • Ty Guenley
  • Ricky Henry

Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire's Reviews

  • Hipster, please!: +1 blog of nerd music & culture: Twenty-Side Identity Crisis

    Hipster, please!: +1 blog of nerd music & culture: Twenty-Side Identity Crisis

    Just as Allen's early work is often characterized by zany comedies, Shael's back catalog is heavily slanted toward what I have personally referred to as "all-purpose absurdist nerd rock." Yet beneath these outlandish stories, there exists an almost uncomfortable sliver of universal truth. Because whether it's Annie Hall or "Heart Tits," everyone has found themselves in a relationship that just isn't going to work. Shael's newest album with his band The Double Ice Backfire takes this songwriting style in an exciting new direction. It plays with the aural palette of the instrumental backing by combining driving guitars and chippy percussion in a way not unlike fellow hybrid poppers I Fight Dragons. But lyrically, it sees Shael's traditional slant on relatable absurdity climb to amazing heights.

    http://www.hipsterplease.com/2009/08/twenty-side-identity-crisis.html

  • Max Bumps - New music from fans for fans: Review: Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire, Songs from the Pit

    Max Bumps - New music from fans for fans: Review: Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire, Songs from the Pit

    This is an attitude-driven album of love, video games, and kicky melodies. Perhaps the one thing you should keep in mind is that chiptune is woven into the soundtrack, and for those not in the know, that means it sounds a bit like an old NES video game. The album is peppered with references to movies, video games, and general pop culture. It's sassy and irreverent and epic, as it should be.

    http://www.maxbumps.net/2009/12/review-shael-riley-and-double-ice.html

  • Shael Riley and The Double Ice Backfire – Songs from the Pit album review

    Shael Riley and The Double Ice Backfire – Songs from the Pit album review

    The album kicks off with a ton of energy right off in the opening track Publishing Rights. The driving bass and drums create a rhythmic danceable track which meld right along with the vocals, guitar, and subtle chiptunery to create a song that can fit right in with the rock top 40 (well at least when there was actual rock on there). The catchy nature of the track belies the vocals, which you may not catch the first time through due to the furious head bobbing you'll be doing on your first run through. The vocals work to create the years in the making stereotypical rock star persona. The confidence and swagger, infused with lines like "Ya'll bitches dance and have sex with me, Ya'll bitches, Ya'll bitches fuck, that's my philosophy" can take the lines that in the hands of a less skilled performer would show through for the soaked in irony words that they are.

    http://gamemusic4all.com/wordpress/2009/09/shael-riley-and-the-double-ice-backfire-songs-from-the-pit-album-review/

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