Aaron Lee Tasjan (from the album Karma for Cheap available on New West Records)
Many artists can sell their music on a sound while a small group of musicians can train listeners to expect the unexpected. On his third album release, Karma for Cheap, Aaron Lee Tasjan delivers ever-changing soundscapes; percussive breezes blowing “Strange Shadows” as dark rhythms flash with thick guitar riffs while he touches the late-night Tiny Tim cabaret Folk of “Dream Dreamer” with swaths of Country. The songs of Karma for Cheap reflect a treasure chest of musical memories from his past that Aaron Lee Tasjan channels as a muse, viewing Power Pop through a lens of bending guitar leads, swooping and diving around the frothy beat of “The Truth is So Hard to Believe”
Taking Cosmic American music for a tour around a universe of possibilities when Aaron Lee Tasjan smears T-Rex trashy glam Blues over the kaleidoscopic-bright revolving rhythms of late 60’s Beatles in “End of the Day”. The album opens asking “If Not Now When”, namedropping the Karma for Cheap album title as Aaron Lee Tasjan slides into an E.L.O.-born nonchalant strut. Karma for Cheap trips over the downtown rock’n’roll grit beat for “Crawling at Your Feet”, echoes Roy Wood in the tale of “Songbird” and promises “The Rest is Yet to Come” on an acid-dosed Memphis groove. “Heart Slows Down” stretches guitar sonics over its hard-won beat as Aaron Lee Tasjan preaches the daily news, promising better days on the guitar jangle of “Set You Free”.
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