If Nirvana and The Doors had a love child, who was then raised in the desert taking hits of acid with Frank Zappa, you’d likely end up with a band that sounds as oddly unique as The Reed Effect.
Hailing from Toronto, ON, the psych rock trio have spent the last several years proudly shaking hips with their riffs warping minds with their lyrics, and assaulting all five senses with an onslaught of progressively addictive rock hooks that pull from grunge, metal and blues. Having been tapped as support for bands like Jeff Martin of The Tea Party, The Wild and Die Mannequin along with multiple performances at Indie Week and Canadian Music Week, The Reed Effect have been leaving their unique brand of stinkface-inducing, schizophrenic rock lingering in the air of venues across Canada since day one.
Lead by founding member guitarist / vocalist Kirk Reed along with his brother Chris on bass and drummer Bryan Fontez, the rock n’ roll power threesome will be releasing their new EP A Strange Curiosity on November 10th, setting the bar higher than ever.
Drummer Bryan Fontez comments:
“We expect any and all fans of rock music to find something on this EP that they’d enjoy. We’ve carefully crafted six very dynamic songs that range from catchy radio bangers to progressive grunge metal to psychedelic tribal grooves. It’s an interesting EP with a collection of feelings, emotions and experiences attained through living and observing life. Six very unique tracks that sound drastically different and we’re super proud of it.”
The band’s first single and new music video “No Way Outta Here,” directed plus edited by drummer Bryan Fontez, is a straight ahead rocker with catchy guitar riffs, heavy thudding drums, pounding bass accompanied by a hint of blues, a slide guitar solo and a danceable beat.
1. Down In Here (3:00)
2. Get In Line (3:09)
3. Red Rover (3:41)
4. Leave It All Behind (3:47)
5. No Way Outta Here (2:55)
6. Still Want You (4:09)