From the second you hear the creative, Phish inspired, Revolushn, you know that you are about to hear something unique and strangely awesome. Hailing from San Francisco, Revolushn clearly respects his own artistic vision, and doesn’t play to the status quo when creating his songs, which is great when you enjoy bands such as The Sex Pistols or the Ramones.
Releasing his new album titled The Freshman, Revolushn will, no doubt, gain a lot of respect for his daring tongue-in-cheek attitude, along with his entertaining music.
Opening with his fast paced, punk infused, and instantly catchy track titled “Suck It Up”. The song is pretty much what you would come to expect from a song given such a title. Opening with a true punk guitar riff, a basic drum kit, and just enough rock machismo to pull it all off, “Suck It Up” is a welcome song to pair with your bad mood.
“Dark Matter” follows the punky “Suck It Up”, and although it doesn’t bring the same sort of energy, it does show us that Revolushn isn’t afraid to try something completely new and a little strange. Adding some female vocals at the end only add to the haunting and dreamlike state of the song. The song itself is a bit of a bland journey in comparison to the in-your-face message that the previous track brought to the table, but still, “Dark Matter" is well worth the time put in.
The third track off The Freshman is very David Bowie-esque, and it doesn’t even try to hide its 80’s electronica sound either. For many this will be a fun song to listen to, while others might find this track a bit too dated to take too seriously.
Moving on throughout the album we come across a few more musical gems like “Scarlett” and “KC”, with every track being a new, and many times, bizarre musical journey.
Revolushn is one musician who will eternally have polarizing opinions about his music. For many this will be an artist who fits very well between PHISH and Weird Al Yankovic, and for others this won’t have any place in their more reserved collection of music.
If you are daring enough, musically ambitious enough, then take a listen to what Revolushn has to offer and pick up a copy of The Freshman.