Klondike-5 | Steal the Plain Straight

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Steal the Plain Straight

by Klondike-5

Their folk-funk-pop-rock stylings have been described as "power-folk" by some, but the band describes it simply as "three accoustic instruments, and a whole lot of electricity".
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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2. Coal (Hill's Folly)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"There are really only two kinds of music that have ever been created; the good kind, and the bad kind. And the latter remains questionable." -Lyle O'Cruise

"At the onset, music was nothing more than a steady beat and emotion. Clean, pure, and from the heart. As we progressed so did the music around us. While progress is good the outcome doesn't always share the adjective. Then there was KL5. A smooth sound that grabs us by the ear and says, "Hey, come here! I want to show you what music can sound like when you wipe away all the bullshit." When asked if I like KL5 I can say only that I have two ears and a heart. Keep it up guys."
-Bryan Kostors

Klondike-5 is:
Kevin Rosinbum - guitars, lead vocals
Zack Stearns - guitars, vocals
Brian Stork - bass guitars, vocals
(Keith Womack - drums, percussion)

KL5 is, simply, music borne of three mates who after several years, one day realized they enjoyed the music and company of one another moreso than the other projects they'd been or were a part of. They are largely acoustic, combined with a healthy dose of electricity and sonic-sculpting; the trio offers up a progressive-folk-rock-funk styling that draws on as many other artists and styles as the three bandmates have toes and fingers, or are able to count out loud. With the recent and monumentous addition of the insanely talented and inventive Keith Womack behind his drums, KL5's sound is as powerful as ever.

"Steal the Plain Straight", recorded in early 2003, hearkens back to the group's earlier days and tunes, is a bit more stripped down than their current live shows in the Seattle metro area, and will give you a bit of a window into this band's beginnings with a couple suprises along the way.

Visit KL5 online at www.klondike-5.com to listen to more of their aural doodlelings, find out when to catch a show, or just to drop them a line, tell them a story, or tell them where you think they can go. Cheers and good listening.

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Bryan Kostors

Earthy and dynamic - get a taste of this Northwest act
"Steal the Plain Straight" is a perfect way to introduce Klondike-5's music -- earthy and dynamic, just like a top-notch microbrew! Sit down for multiple listens with this record, and great things will creep up on you that you may have missed the first time around. Songs like "Coal (Hill's Folly)" show KL5's admirable songwriting strength, creating landscapes reminiscent of early Johnny Cash works. But their music is quite unique as well; a tone reflecting the West and the influence it has resonates through this recording, showing KL5's connection and commitment to their music. Buy this CD, and share it with everyone you know at the pub!
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Jay Leno

An amazing CD! Conceptually brilliant with endless playability.
This CD draws you in with just plain, old-fashioned, phenomenal song writing and performance. The songs are deep and rich both musically and lyrically. This band seems to have mastered a sound that transcends genre...I wouldn't feel comfortable calling their style folk, country, rock, or even blues. It's a subtle blend of all these styles woven together with deep rich vocals and captivating lyrics. Truly a masterful album by a band with great talent and potential.
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Sheila Fisher

Highly Recommended!
Klondike 5 is a fitting name for this group. Their music has a very natural outdoorsy quality which would make a good soundtrack for Alaska. It is a full, rich, varied sound with lots of blended melodies. The musicians play off each other as if they shared a brain. And the deep resonant voice of the lead singer is mesmerizing. This is music that you’ll like the first time you hear it, but which will grow on you with each consecutive listen. I highly recommend it.
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