Album Review: Arms Forest – The Hard Lessons
Having listened to the Hard Lessons for the first time this week, I now realize why everyone I’ve been talking to for the last few months praises them so much… the married duo of Augie Visocchi and Korin Louise Visocchi have a compatibility and synergy which should lead them to mainstream success. Their new album Arms Forest is a delicious multiflavor collection of Detroit garage rock with something for everyone. Haunting opener “Manoogian Zoo” grounds them not only in their Michigan roots but the overall depth of the album. “Roma Termini” is so catchy and well produced the hardest lesson may be turning off your ipod, the mix of autotune rock vocals, fuzz and Spanish guitar songwriting perfection. A few of the slower, softer rock ballads on the album such as “Talk It Over,” “Wedding Ring,” and “St. Christopher” didn’t do it for me, though. Still the textural richness of the album has me thinking that they will grow on me with time.