ChiLights 5/25/17 – Chris

This one’s for Manchester.

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Chris Cornell Dead at 52

FullSizeRenderChris Cornell, frontman for ’90s alternative rock band Soundgarden and supergroup Audioslave died Wednesday night hours after performing in Detroit. Cornell was found on the bathroom floor of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit. According to a statement released by the Wayne County medical examiner’s office, Cornell’s death was a suicide by hanging. A full autopsy is yet to be completed. He was 52.

Dreamcar – DREAMCAR

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D8442EF9-D919-7A10-0CD32D33DE216F5FFLOW: The idea of a supergroup consisting of No Doubt and AFI members may make you scratch your head. Especially with their lackluster string of releases over these last few years. However, this album is a very pleasant surprise. It has a very cool retro 80s feel to it. I could see it easily fitting in amongst the New Wave bands of that era like Duran Duran and The Cure. Whereas some bands can go overboard with 80s nostalgia, Dreamcar straddle the line just close enough as to not come off overly cheesy.

REPEATABLE: It’s super catchy and easy to listen to. This is straightforward pop/rock music. My immediate favorites were¬†“Kill For Candy”, “Born to Lie” and “All of the Dead Girls”. Very repeatable.

PRODUCTION: The album was produced by Sugarcult frontman Tim Pagnotta, whose credits include Neon Trees and Walk The Moon. It shares that radio friendly sheen to it as well.

You can check out bassist Tony Kanal’s interview with Rolling Stone on how the band came to be here:¬†http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/tony-kanal-on-new-supergroup-dreamcar-no-doubts-future-w469731