Forgotten Souls of Antiquity have a sound from an all but forgotten period in music: the ‘50s. Remnants of the decade can be found in today’s music, but it’s nothing like the pure ‘50s rock and roll this Cleveland band is creating. On the self-titled album to be released June 18, whether it is rockabilly, like the opener “Belly of the Beast, or instrumental surf like “Highway Pipeline,” Forgotten Souls of Antiquity fit its Facebook description of “loud and old.” The band rounds out its sound on its debut album with remakes of “Down by the Riverside” and “No Surf in Cleveland,” and the sax solo in “Lawn Avenue Blues” shows yet another layer in Forgotten Souls’ endless ‘50s sound. Forgotten Souls of Antiquity has a way of taking old genres and putting a new spin on them, turning them into harder versions of their past lives. On its Bandcamp page, the band says it’s like “an old car with new tires,” and its sound is something like a hot rod: old, but undeniably cool. Forgotten Souls of Antiquity’s CD release party is June 18 at the Beachland Ballroom.
Forgotten Souls of Antiquity: Forgotten Souls of Antiquity
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