Grand Rapids, Mich.
On its second release this year, live electronica outfit SoudIsRed shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Party Bus revs up the energy of previous release, Ready To Burn, by peeling out, right off the line on the jazzy opening cut “Departure.” The set then careens through tracks like the winding, bass-heavy “Backroads,” the guitar-churning “Skyway Highway,” and rave-up closer “Long Way Home.” Producer/multimedia artist Kevin Dupree propels the whole thing along in a continuous mix with the kinetic pulse of his electronic drum-kit, throttling the energy up and down with layers of digital loops, while making this a perfect choice for both nonstop dance parties and epic road trips. For more, check out soundisred.com. – Eric Mitts