Thursday Spotlight: Search the City

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If the name Search the City sounds familiar, there’s good reason. The Detroit rock act signed with Tooth and Nail Records and released their infectious debut album A Fire So Big the Heavens Can See It in 2008. Despite being laced with some of the catchiest riffs and soaring choruses you’ll find, the album flew largely under the radar and the band disbanded in 2009, leaving their fan base longing for a follow up album that would likely never come.

Fortunately for all of us, the band has reformed, this time with a new vocalist in the form of Travis Bobier. Their new self-released album Flight is one of the most unsung albums of 2013, combining melodic pop sensibilities with an alt-rock bite that flows effortlessly through the album’s 12 tracks.

The snarky songwriting is still part of the formula as well, but this new revamped version of Search the City is a more mature and balanced attack, allowing Flight to wind through an array of sounds, adding several changes of pace to keep listeners on their toes.

Check out the lead single from Flight called “Light the Fire” below:

Like what you hear? Flight is available as a digital download on the band’s site. You can buy it here.

Posted by Kiel Hauck

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