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CD TITLE: Detroit Block Party
ARTIST: The Infatuations
RELEASE DATE: May 10th, 2014
MEMBERS: Caleb Gutierrez ~ vocals
  Christian Draheim ~ lead guitar
  Robert Myers ~ drums
  The Wolf ~ bass
  Nick Behnan ~ lead guitar
Chris Polite ~ guitar
 TRACK LISTINGS:   1) Tonight We Celebrate 
    2)  Dancin' On My Knees
    3)  Livin' Here Without You
    4)  Back Again 
    5)  Harley Girl      
    6)  Let It Ride      
    7)  Diamond Disco      
    8)  Box of Shells
  9)  Yesterday Morning
10)  Drop Top Lover
11)  Down Jefferson
 RECORDED AT:  Rustbelt Studios / Acid Groove


Dr2 View:

When you mention the name Detroit, the first things that come to mind are automobiles and Motown, a designation that all of us are proud of. The automobile industry is still here, and as we all know Berry Gordy Jr decided to pack up shop and move Motown out to LaLa Land “Back in ‘72”, but that Motown Sound never left this city. Today you need not look past that iconic building on West Grand Boulevard before you’ll find Detroit’s own Infatuations, living, breathing, and creating that classic sound right here in the heart of this proud city.


Their upcoming release, Detroit Block Party, set to drop this Saturday, will get you off your feet and dancing in the streets (or on your knees)! Block Party is a rollicking thoroughfare of ingenious riffs layered with catchy hooks that are topped off with vocal runs that would make Stevie Wonder jealous! From the Bruno Mars-esq Tonight We Celebrate, to the hometown ode of hope & sorrow, Down Jefferson, The Infatuations blend Detroit grit with soulful R&B, creating a distinctive sound all their own. Singer Caleb Gutierrez delivers masterful vocals across the disc with ease leading the group through a montage of life that literally shines a light on why the Motown sound was so huge. With tracks like Dancing on My Knees,Drop Top Lover, and Harley Girl you know you’re in for a Block Party, Detroit style!


If Motown were still in town today, The Infatuations would be at the top of that hit making machine, so go ahead give it a download, then a spin, and we dare you not to want to put on those dancing shoes and start boogie’n to the sounds! Better yet, bring those dancing shoes down to Saint Andrews Hall this Saturday May 10th when the Infatuations celebrate the release of Detroit Block Party with Ty Stone, Stereo Jane, & ShotGun Soul - all ages show, tix HERE. Download your copy today on iTunes HERE. DetroitRockReview.com ~ The Only Place for Local Music News & Reviews!



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