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Ramune ( www.reverbnation.com/ramune )

Truth and Beauty
Self-Released ( )

Ramune is Ramune Nagisetty who hails from Portland, Oregon. Ramune has a been a busy woman in the past two years having picked up the guitar for the first time in ages and to get reacquainted took lessons as well as classes for voice and drums. Soon afterwards she was introduced to engineer/producer Matt Jefferson who helped Ramune realize her debut album entitled Truth and Beauty.

Ramune’s sound is reminiscent of 90s college rock bands such as The Blake Babies and that dog. Truth and Beauty opens with the breezy “Shiny Suburban Day” and you half expect Evan Dando to join in on the chorus. The slightly tongue in cheek “I’m Impossible to be With” hits with a rockier edge. The track “Nothing Special” comes in two forms, the first is reverb drenched with a definite thump. The second version titled “Almost Special” closes the album as a washed out hymn with added vulnerability to the otherwise tough lyrics. “I wish you missed me half as much as I missed you” are the last words on the album that drifts along like a dream. A strong debut for Ramune, which leaves the audience wanting to hear more.

By Michael Gerbrandt
Dec 23, 2011

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