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An epic sound somewhere between a jet taking off and the THX theme might be a tad dramatic as far as album openers go, but when SuperSeed blasts off into a blistering blues lick over a driving hi-hat beat on "Dreams," the first track off its latest, self-titled EP, you will know that it's justified. Harking back to the mid-'70s, when long-maned, guitar-wielding gods like Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh ruled the airwaves, the EP would not sound out of place in the classic-rock annals. The elements of that sound are all there, from the "Free Bird" guitar solos to the Billy Joel-esque ivory-tickling flourishes. And when the band gets sentimental in "The Cheater" — the requisite piano-laden power ballad — it pins its heart to its leather-vested lapel.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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