"Where's My Sunshine ...?" (Psychosis Records; 2005)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Dizzylilacs have an indie rock sound but after listening to this disc a few times I’d rather see them at a show with a beer in hand rather than a cup of coffee. The guitar is very well done. It doesn’t require a head bang but rather a heads up. It does get a little slow for my taste on some songs but the acoustic is richly played. When it does get into a rock groove it pulls the song along and carries the sound effortlessly.

The vocals have a raw yet controlled approach, you can sing along with Mark Van Fleet, primarily because you can understand him. He doesn’t try to go over the top with anything; he also plays bass.

These guys are out of Rough Edge's own hometown, Ventura, CA. The music sounds fresh enough and, due to the fact that they play without pyro, the music speaks for itself. It’s melodic and it rocks in parts. It just may be a gem among the Cubic Zirconias of the current music world.

Dizzylilacs: Mark Van Fleet – vocals, bass; Damon Tidwell – guitars; Paul Hoagland – drums..

For more information, check out http://www.dizzylilacs.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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