- Sons of Bill
There’s a little something for everyone on Sirens, the third album from Charlottesville, Va. rock group Sons of Bill. Sirens marries the Southern country roots of brothers James, Sam and Abe Wilson with their disparate individual influences (everything from heavy metal to New York City jazz). The album avoids the alt-country bandwagon with formidable piano, power chords, and dynamism reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen. The result is an edgy crowd-pleaser that manages to never stretches itself too thin. The country twang of “Find my Way Back Home” aims to appease middle-aged country fans. Meanwhile, the anthemic yet contemplative attribute of “Turn It Up” and “Siren Eyes” would satisfy any indie kid, and opener “Santa Ana Winds” possesses a sing-along quality suitable for any college bar.