Take a look at the Everyothers' record collections, and chances are you'll see all the standard power-pop touchstones: Big Star, Cheap Trick, the Beatles. But the strongest drug in their rock & roll speedball is the driving glam of early '70s David Bowie, when guitarist Mick Ronson injected some high-octane fuel into Bowie's spaceship. As a teenager in Detroit, drummer John Melville was actually in a band that recorded a demo with Ronson. The other Everyothers must have had similar epiphanies, because the band has a striking talent for erstwhile Ziggy Stardust outtakes. The guitar sound drips with glam sheen and rock filth; the tunes pulse along from one dramatic peak to the next; and Owen McCarthy's vocals channel the angst-ridden but robotic tone of Bowie at his best. Derivative or not, it all sounds brilliant. Why don't more bands sound like this?
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