Post Paradise is a group of four Colorado musicians who were able to get it right. They mashed up an Alternative Rock band with a cellist and haven’t looked back since.
The band formed in 2008, released an album couple of years later and now they have released their second album, Digging Secrets. This album explains why this group is the hidden gem of music in Colorado. This group has managed to make some good music, but haven’t had very much commercial success.
The overall studio quality might not be the very best, but it’s enough to pull in the listener. It’s hard hitting Rock, it gives off a hint of classical influence(of course because of the cello), climatic cymbal crashes and rough vocals from the talented lead singer, Nick Duarte.
Surprisingly, the group can take on many forms. The title track, “Digging Secrets,” will have you wondering if you are listening to a Maroon 5 song or maybe a Rob Thomas tune. Duarte’s vocals on this track and most of the album has a very similar sound to Rob Thomas, but I mean that in a good way. This band isn’t new, but the sound could eventually gain some commercial success with the right track.
The album has variations of the same melodic theme throughout the album and is consistent, which is something a lot of other Colorado Rock bands find a hard time doing. Every track is consistently introducing a new topic and the band keeps finding a way differentiate each track without changing their true sound.
For those who are looking for Hard Rock, they won’t find it here, but the lead singer has strong vocals like he was screaming over a hard-hitting Rock band, so there’s no disappointment in that area.
If that wasn’t convincing enough for you to go find their latest album, then maybe knowing that they played a few shows at the SXSW festival is. The band made their SXSW debut last year and it was enough to catch some attention. The band was asked back this year and it’s creating an even bigger spark with their newer music. The band will continue to create some buzz from this much-needed exposure and will be seen playing throughout the Midwest, and then eventually touch down on the coasts.
Check out the album, buy it or listen to it, because it’s refreshing to hear the talent of Colorado do something cool like this. Post Paradise’s Digging Secrets is a must listen after this year’s SXSW festival.
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