STRUNG OUT: Black Out the Sky: CDEP

Having seen the name a million times, I have somehow avoided actually hearing Strung Out until now. Hopefully, this was just a really bad starting point for digging into the band, as I am just left scratching my head. What I am hearing here is some amalgamation of KROQ radio rock with lots of acoustic guitars, overdubs, and over-the-top production. I guess I’d rather the teenage youth of today rocking out to this rather than Ed Sheeran or something, but that is about all the love I have to give here. –Garrett Barnwell (Fat, fatwreck.com)