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Seconds from Sunrise

Soundside is a group of four high school friends from Long Island. They’ve had mild success on the east coast since they teamed up in 2004. Seconds from Sunrise is their third full-length album and it appears that they are continuing on the track of commercial success.

Overall, Soundside has mastered harmonious vocals by belting out melodious pop songs that all tend to blend together for anyone who’s not of fan of the genre. Having already had some radio air time, it’s easy to see how they would fit into a set-list quite nicely between music like Nickelback and Better Than Ezra.

However, one aspect of their music that makes them stand out from the rest of these other alt-rock groups is their extension into the Latin market. The Spanish traces on Seconds from Sunrise can be heard in their synchronized melodies. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long to see how they take their music in that direction because their first bilingual album is set to come out soon. It will be interesting to hear how their new path will progress their sounds stylistically and drive possible variations into their otherwise generic tunes.  One can see from [Seconds from Sunrise](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MG3EKY?ie=UTF8&tag=feminrevie-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001MG3EKY) that Soundside has the ability to write pleasing pop songs that range from the more drum and bass tracks like “Driving on Empty” to the piano accompanied ballad “Right to Your Insides” isn’t lacking in style. Unfortunately, at this time, they’re not really doing anything we haven’t heard from other bands many times before. This group seems fated for stadium-sized shows or doomed to be a forgettable opening act. Sometimes luck has more value than talent in the music industry.

Written by: Sara Custer, April 14th 2009

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