Piano Wire Smile
'Local band Less spits out a caustic blend of Tool and Don Caballero and Rage Against The Machine. I can't really figure out what these guys are doing releasing their own CDs, when they should be on MTV and touring with Tool or Nine Inch Nails or something. Super well recorded, heavy and catchy with great vocals way up in the mix... I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple years we saw these guys all over the place, MTV, Spin, whatever. If this were a magazine I might say 'next big thing'. But it's not, so I won't. Not for those of you underground rock snobs, but for those of you who dig Tool, A Perfect Circle, Rage, NIN, that sort of thing, should definitely check this out. Pretty great.' - Aquarius Records 'Like your music dark and borderline psychotic and your musicians ticked off? Then, local trio Less is your kind of band. The bitter stench of frustration emanates from it's latest release, 2001's Piano Wire Smile, a heavy, hardest rock homage to great guitar-driven bands like Metallica and Tool.' - SF Examiner 'This mysterious San Francisco three-piece has released what surely must be one of the greatest 'growers' this year... Compelled to review it, I dug it out once more, put it on and, surprise, surprise, haven't taken it off since... Highlight has to be the atmospheric 'Pressure Mining', a 7-minute plus vocal piece de résistance, reminding this listener of a lone, haunting Gaelic voice which will surely make the hairs on the back of your neck stand if you listen to this in the dark. It's not all atmosphere and banjos, though; Less can rock with the best of them... It will take many listens to absorb the hidden depths littering this album, but, take it from me, if you give it time you'll be pleasantly rewarded.' - Sorted 'While I've pretty much given up on the entire commercial rock music scene due to so much cookie-cutter marketed crap, it's nice to see rock bands like Less prove that there are still musicians out there who want to do their own thing without following any trends... I expect Less to become rather popular in the near future. With a little more exposure, they could easily become one of the bigger rock bands of today.' - Wrapped in Wire.
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