The opening moments of "Don’t Break My Heart In Ink" make it very clear that 7 Long Years, the first solo project of Eric Knoxx (The Ratboys, Thee Martian Boyfriends) , is a Psychedelic/Dream Pop explosion . Layers of sound are stacked one by one until the songs are so full they have nowhere to go but outward in all directions, and holds true for most of Chained To Your Love. It's percussive, but pleasingly melodic cover to cover. It's not "all-sound-all-the-time", though. Song writer Eric Knoxx does however leave a little breathing room throughout the entire album, which is good. You'll need to catch your breath.
In all, what you’ll find on Knoxx’s latest release, is a sound that pays homage to psychedelic and pop rock of the 60’s that’s embraced an up-to-date feel to achieve its enthralling sound. The good news is that you can download it now on Bandcamp, the bad news it that it is not available on CD yet. -Curty Ray, Power Pop Overdose
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