Round About | Coming into Focus

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Coming into Focus

by Round About

"At the heart of the project dwells uniquely honest and accessible songwriting, melding with one lovely guitar melody after another, for the full span of eleven tracks." -Review from thearkofmusic.com
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. Chasing Sublime
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2. You're My Favorite
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3. Perfect for the Part
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4. Little Things
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5. Last One Standing
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6. Timing
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7. Summer Dreaming
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8. It's All Right There
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9. I'm Smitten
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10. Bad Man
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11. Wave to Me
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Album Notes
Approaching almost a decade together as a band, Washington, DC pop/rock outfit Round About continues honing its tradition of featuring a variety of musical styles under their musical umbrella on their 3rd album, Coming Into Focus. Primary singer/songwriter Patrick Garrity says “This is the most current snapshot of what we’ve always been: an amalgam of all our influences and styles thrown together.” Which isn’t to say the band is standing still. “Our last record (2015’s The Best Laid Plans) definitely sits more on the pop side of things; this one clearly has a lot more rock to it,” says Garrity. “And because this batch of tunes felt a little edgier, we expanded the sounds as well. We used a wider variety of guitars, more diverse tones and effects, some different drum and bass sounds…we basically tried out a whole different recording process.”

Among the highlights are Garrity’s explosive, power-pop opener "Chasing Sublime" and indie-rock nod "You’re My Favorite," his usual tongue-in-cheek character sketches (the waltz-like "Timing" and light twang of "I’m Smitten"), the bluesy "Last One Standing," and the Latin-tinged "Perfect for the Part." Bassist Dave Mehring contributes some heavy groove in "Bad Man," as well as an upbeat commentary on the fits of everyday life in "Little Things," while lead guitarist Aaron Lowenberger walks the fine line of wistful yet appreciative in the poppy "Summer Dreaming." Holding it all together is drummer Paul Nicholas, whose driving performance helps make Coming Into Focus the most lively and robust entry in Round About’s catalog. Not to mention the other constant (present on all of their recordings), guest keyboardist and friend Mark Bower, who this time adds organ and electric piano to three tracks.

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