Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Bird in the Hand or Love on the Outside

Willet courtesy Amazon
The Willet is a large shorebird of the Sandpiper family that inhabits both coasts of the United States. He is listed as being of least concern as far as rarity. At least that was one of the first things my research turned up. That is not the subject of my post, however.

 Willet is also the name of a band founded by brothers Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet of Maryland. Now I just recently found out about this band, but quicker than you can say best new artist, a little research finds that this release is their sixth studio release. Maybe "best artist no one knows," but new is not an option.

Willet burst onto the scene with the unfortunately titled Sometimes a City Needs a Bomb (2007), and have quietly put out six albums or EPs.
  • Virus (2008)
  • Snow on Christmas, Volume 1 (2009)
  • Somewhere In Between (2009)
  • Teeth of a Lion, Fangs of a Lioness (2010)
And now comes the sixth Love On The Outside. It is a Rock EP with a few worship songs, and is available to download for FREE from willetonline. It's a Noisetrade download and the widget is right on the homepage. I know that FREE is a powerful pull, and I understand that completely, but I cannot help making a plug at the same time. You see, Amazon is selling the EP as well, and since The Night Beat is an affiliate, you can support us buy buying the EP through them. Clicking on the linked Blog Title will take you to the Willet Page on Amazon, where you can support us by buying any of Willets releases, so I am not holding you to buy a CD you can get for free.

On to the EP itself. It starts out with Love, Love, Love, which is actually just a redone version of the chorus of Love on the Outside, and clocks in at just over a minute in length and under a MB in size. Actually I thought my download was defective when I saw the file. What download is under 1MB these days?

Once the intro is over we start to Rock out. Disaster is the first full song, and it is anything but its title. The chorus reminds us that "Whatever disaster tries to destroy, whatever disease may come, we know that God is Love, God is Love". The title cut is next, and exhorts us
If you have a light let it shine, let it shine, until the whole world sees, the whole world sees. If you have a voice, shout it out until the whole world hears, the whole world hears.
That shouldn't be a problem for these guys. They have committed to give the CD of Love on the Outside free at all their concerts. Oh, did I mention that one of those concerts will be at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? I guess they'll make it up on volume.

Whether you buy or get free, Love on The Outside gets a Night Beat Approved 4.5 Emeralds. Rock on guys. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.