Everyone has a history. Our pasts are what make us who we are today, and who we will be tomorrow. This is a major theme on alternative rock band Riversyde's album See Us Now. Hailing from Austin, Texas, this group has come up with tight and distinct music that gives their album a feeling of uniqueness.
See Us Now has 16 varied tracks that touch upon nostalgia, in one way or another. The tracks are wrapped in a feeling of recollection, with lyrics that paint sensory pictures and conjure up mixed emotions about the passed moments that are coming to life again. Riversyde played this album during SXSW's 2012 Rockfest, where it was received warmly by the crowd. Noteworthy tracks include Gravity, Space and Cheers. Vocalist Shane Blake has a deep, throaty voice that explodes with overflowing emotion when the music swells and crashes. Their sound seems to come from a variety of influences, which helps to showcase the talent of these guys, and the driving rhythm section keeps the album moving forward. March away from your past, then check Riversyde out and be prepare to jump into the fog of remembrance.