"sound" or "style", it is not always a simple thing to do.
That it is certainly the case with Boston based band Oddway.
Formed in the spring of 2002 by guitarist Ryan Ordway and
vocalist Petrina Foley, the two began writing songs together
and brought in Ryan's former high school band mate
Mat Maier on bass. Completing the line-up in the summer of
2003 with drummer Jared Steer, the band headed into the studio
to start work on their debut album "Careless Behavior".
Oddway's sound can be described as a menu of
styles ranging from rock to reggae, funk to blues, and a
hint of jazz.
Each song on "Careless Behavior" brings the listener to
new places, creating new vibes. With Chris Magruder,
engineer/producer (Percy Hill) behind the board, with
his talent and inspiration he gives "Careless Behavior" the live,
natural sound it needs to truely represent Oddway as a whole.
With comparisons to Grace Slick and Fiona Apple, lead vocalist
Petrina Foley 's unique and powerful delivery of crafty melodic
hooks, and inspiring lyrics set the tone for the band. Ryan
Ordway's raw energy on guitar and tasteful simplistic playing are
a memorable attribute Holding down the bottom end is Mat
Maier' solid, catchy basslines with the intense but smooth grooves
of drummer Jared Steer. Nate Wilson on keys ( Jammy winner!
Percy Hilland Reid Genauer of StrangeFolk) and Kristin Miller on
cello giving an amazing performance that takes the album to new
An honest approach of openmindedness has been the direction
Oddway has taken and will continue to take as they emerge onto
the New England music scene and beyond as a strong, driving force.
Check out the artist's website:
1. City In My Sea
2. Hour Glass
3. Sometimes the Day
4. Red In the Face
5. Careless Behavior
6. Too Bad For You
7. Whirl Win Tire Swing