Unite The States Project - Self Titled EP - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/01/06/unite-the-states-project-unite-the-states-project-ep/
I think it is fair to say the world has seen better days. This is especially true on the political front. Division, unrest, and malfeasance in every realm inspired the creation of Unite the States Project (UtSP). Their five-song EP calls attention to government and corporate corruption and the general downward spiral of society. Dismal subject matter, but dang if they don’t make it fun.
Some songs are heavily Stones influenced. “Another Dance In the City” sounds like it could have been on the cutting room floor at the ‘Exile On Main Street’ recordings. “America’s Burning” doesn’t merely sound like “Gimme Shelter;’ it is “Gimme Shelter.” Still, both tunes are excellent and feature tons of rump shakin’ authenticity, deserving several spins. My only concern with sounding so “Stonesish” is listeners may zero in on that and not hear the deserving lyrics. Social commentary aside, UtSP delivers heaps of slick grooves and catchy hooks that make the feet move.
Lyrically, things are generally slanted towards ongoings in the United States but can easily pertain to pretty much any country. Interestingly, the band’s members vary in their political leanings. As such, the songs are mostly presented in a non-biased manner. Something that can be agreed upon, however, is this EP is loaded with slink, swag, and Rock ‘n’ Roll sincerity. Most likely, this project is a one-and-done, but it gives the guys a chance to say their two cents and perhaps start a conversation or two. Well done. - Metal Digest
Release Date: November 16, 2021
FFO: The New Bardots, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones
The Unite The States Project is a newly formed concept formed by rock musicians from New Jersey: frontman Wayne Olivieri (The NEW Bardots), Gar Francis (The NEW Bardots, Billy Idol, The Doughboys), Dan Skye (The NEW Bardots), and Johnny Rago (The NEW Bardots) with guest harmonica on the Track "Just Another Dance In The City" Myke Scavone (The Yardbirds, The Doughboys, Ram Jam) and guest sax man Joe Grillo on the track "Americas Burning". These musicians have decided to write and release a 5 songs EP to protest what is happening in the United States and all over the globe and to use an alias on this EP as to not offend any NEW Bardot fans with their straightforward content, which differs from the previous lighthearted works.
Even though the band is split between leaning left and right in the political arena, they all agreed that the current state of things is corrupt and needed to be addressed. An upcoming EP of 5 songs is due out as a form of artistic protest to what the group perceives to be a serious threat to democracy and its values. The so-called “woke” mentality and Governments links to the so-called Big Business/Big Tech/Big Pharma lobbies to the disadvantage of common people.
The Unite The States Project’s first single/video “Battle Stations” depicts a bit of it all in a pop-rock kind of vibe.
The overall goal of The Unite The States Project is “to show - no matter where you stand politically that we can still come together for a united cause and that it’s time for the people to take notice of what is happening in our countries before we end up in a Marxist world, which has been tried before and didn’t turn out too well” – Unite The States Project
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