In an age where bands define themselves in high-tech studios, on high-volume websites, and with touched-up photos, an ensemble whose definition is written in their music and articulated on a stage to an audience aghast has become a rarity and a gem.
Enter Mechanical Boy. With relentless riffs and edgy layers of synths, stirring beats and charismatic vocals with a touch of irony, the sound of a new age begins to take shape. Mechanical Boy embodies and embraces the force of which the live performance was originally intended, but has since been lost in the fray with the advent of the digital era.
The buzzy quintet has seen its fair share of obstacles. But rough beginnings make for an intriguing ride and this cast of characters has pulled itself up through the trials that cause so many to falter. Formed from the ashes of bands falling prey to such adversity, Mechanical Boy has learned the lessons of past collapses as well as present trends and has instead turned full-face to the future.
Mechanical Boy’s debut album, “Play Along,” is a testament to this perspective by showcasing a live energy stripped of the studio sleight of hand. With an honest sound and integrity intact, the unencumbered members of Mechanical Boy are quickly ushering in their own footprint on the face of rock music.