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God Or Julie
What Doesn't Kill You (Trashbox Records)

By: Alex Steininger

From the opening of "Shadow", it is clear that God Or Julie and their What Doesn't Kill You full-length is rock 'n' roll. Drums ring in like thunder and then the guitars chug their way into the picture, before ripping into a hard rock riff. Then the song quickly, once vocals enter, turns into a modern rock-pop song. The remainder of the record is much like this when it rocks. The songs have a lot of power, but also polish, making them seem like nice candidates for corporate rock radio. But, then, when the band turns down the heat, they deliver equally polished pop-rock songs that could be their cross-over, with enough of a bite for modern rock radio at times, and enough softness to get played on adult alternative stations. Point being, God Or Julie are an indie band with a nice, glossy corporate rock sound. I'll give it a C+.
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