Waited So Long
Bluemolly is Marcos Alves (vocals, guitar), Thom Martinez (bass, backing vocals), and Mario Santillan (drums). Living, breathing, and performing in and around the glitz, the glam, the showy façade which all but defines Los Angeles has afforded this trio the luxury of perspective with regard to music. Their debut album Waited So Long reveals that they are here to deliver candid songs and prove there are facets of rock music which have not been fully tapped. Rather than emulate what's been done, Bluemolly sets it's own pace, it's own mood. Sure it's rock, but that's only a tiny fraction of the Bluemolly experience. That said, the themes of the music range from loss and struggle to pitting want against need and desperation against hope. Even more engaging is the fact that the themes are carried out with incrediblepower and finesse. Marcos' vocals and lyrics have a way of bringing about a sense of urgency that cannot be ignored. Even live, Bluemolly finds ways to uncover textures and levels of auditory bliss one would never expect from a three-piece. Maybe it's the guitar's steady vibration from roaring amps, the melting aura of the bass, or the dynamic, heart-stopping percussion. How three guys can deliver the sounds they do so consistently is the eighth wonder of the world. Whatever the secret ingredients are they come together with the biggest heart and deepest soul, drawing listeners in and involving them with the most personal of musical experiences.