The Portland Playlist welcomed back Ill Lucid Onset to the studio Wednesday to listen to some of their influences and recorded tracks from their new album, “Trixie Studio Sessions.” Singer-Songwriter Ryan Aiello, started Ill Lucid Onset to bring a fresh Modern Rock vibe to the Northwest music scene. His lyrics and driving vocals have built a solid fan base and social media following that numbers over 30,000! You will find out how they acquired such a following through Spotify in the podcast at the end of this article.
We started by listening to a few of their influences which included Muse, Madness; Silversun Pickups, Lazy Eye; and Jon Bon Jovi, (You Want To) Make a Memory. After hearing from enough fans that their sound is reminiscent of Bon Jovi’s at times, they have delved into his catalog and embraced this compliment. We think Ill Lucid Onset would be the perfect opening band for Bon Jovi so if you have those connections, drop the band a note.
Moving on to the second half of the show, we listened to tracks off the Trixie Studio Sessions as well as their Live at Mississippi Studios and You Say albums. “Trixie Studio Sessions” is a reprise project for they wanted to re-record some of their older tracks before putting them to rest to focus more on the new sound that’s to come. Local musician and PRP DJ, Michele Van Kleef, is featured on two of the tracks. Having tried it out as a full band for a few years, they are now focusing on being a trio with front man, Ryan, Jim Beriault, on bass, and Gian Herrera, drums, percussion, and effects. Now that they are a trio, the guys will be taking turns playing all the instruments. In fact, Ryan, recently purchased his first bass, a Fender beauty.
At times harder rock, at others a softer sound, theirs is ear-pleasing Modern Rock for today’s listeners. They hope to record new material in the Fall and we can’t wait to hear what they’ve been working on. They are taking a break from performing in order to focus on the new stuff but they will be playing the Vancouver Brewfest, and probably the Clark Country Fair. You can visit their website (linked above) or Facebook page to keep up-to-date.
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