The Sights





The Sights are from Detroit, where apparently the drinking water is contaminated in equal parts by runoff from the the golden era of Motown and sweat from old, rough electric blues clubs. Formed in 1998 by three high school friends, The Sights have been recording and touring ever since. Their new self-titled release is actually the band's third full length album, and it finds them coming into their own as both songwriters and musicians. The addition of organist/bassist Bobby Emmett has really filled out the band and put an exclamation point on their blues meets garage meets Motown meets '60s pop sound. Singer/guitarist Eddie Baranek howls with the soul of Detroit's rock & roll past on songs like "I'm Gonna Live The Life I'm Singing About In My Song" and "Last Chance", but then he turns that aggressive growl into a sweet pop croon for "Backseat" and "Baby's Knocking Me Down". The dynamic nature of the band is not limited to the vocals of their frontman either. The album is filled with both blazing blues guitar riffs and honkey tonk acoustic strumming, Hammond organ solos and pop-inspired two-part harmonies. More than just a re-hashing of the music of yesteryear, The Sights infuse a modern style all their own in a way that, like the Black Keys or the 22-20s, will turn a whole new generation of music fans on to the blues, R&B, Motown, and the other building blocks of rock & roll.

The Sights
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The Sights