â€œCallypsoâ€ is the first track on Jimmy Bletcherâ€™s current project, Project DNA. The rock that issues forth from this introductory track has a definite pop edge, but one that is moderated by the inclusion of sizzling horns, splashy drums, and a production that is easily on par with any music that can be heard on radio. â€œLove Me Tonightâ€ is a track that touches upon a number of different genres and styles, all in the course of the introductory fifteen or so seconds of the song.
This means that there is a heavy nod to mid-nineties alternative rock (Del Amitri, Dishwalla) just as there is the emotional intensity of later acts like Coldplay and a little bit of a â€œjamâ€ atmosphere (think Dave Matthews). â€œIn A Minuteâ€ is a track that showcases further expansion of Project DNAâ€™s style, with a slower and more pensive approach taken. As usual, each piece of the act is spot-on in the creation of a compelling and fulfilling track. The use of a few vocal layers here further flesh out the track, while the chorus will be bouncing around listenersâ€™ heads well after the disc finishes up. â€œDumb-Heartedâ€ begins with a very Green album-era Weezer sound that is married to a more sixties sound. The additional vocal accompanying the main make the track even more special, while the inclusion of a Spanish flamenco type of flourish speaks to the skill of Bletcher.
â€œFalling In Love With Youâ€ is evidence that the disc hits on all cylinders throughout, whether listeners are beginning with â€œCallypsoâ€ or ending with â€œTake Me Awayâ€. â€œFalling In Love With Youâ€ is a vocal-heavy track that would be a mess in the hands of anyone less talented than Bletcher himself. While there are quite active instrumental segments here, Bletcherâ€™s shifts through The Rocket Summer, Maroon 5, and even Fall Out Boy are what really steal the show. With each track a hit, this Project DNA release represents an earlier time in pop music, back when artists cared about the entirety of an album rather than just a few tracks. Give Bletcher a listen in this effort, and see him live if they happen to come to your town.
Top Tracks: Love Me Tonight, Falling In Love With You
Project DNA â€“ S/T / 2009 Self / 10 Tracks / http://www.projectdonotask.com