Concert Reviews

Review: The Say So at The Hi-Dive, 6/9/12


THE SAY SO @ HI-DIVE | 6/9/12

The Say So ended its release for show for The Romantic last night at the hi-dive with one of the best songs from its previous release, Something Like Wild. "Fools" was replete with the melodic, triumphal tone that is part of the band's overall sound, but also with what separates this band from some of its more obvious peers in indie rock and that's with inventive rhythms. For this song, Chris Beeble's slides and stops on the bass proved to be a kind of springboard/backbone for the melody. And in the end, all four musicians brought their sounds crashing together for a chaotic sound of escalating intensity that splintered apart back into the song proper.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.