Sounding a bit like a cross between Mother Love Bone's Andrew Wood and the Doors' Jim Morrison, Darren Zoltowski fronts the Suntanama as they attempt to fuse the raggedness of acoustic blues with the similar raggedness of indie rock. Occasionally lapsing into total incoherence, Zoltowski combines the soul-bearing clichés of the blues with some of the more obscure introspective aspects of the indie singer/songwriter. Lyrically, the results aren't too bad, though Zoltowski certainly seems to have a penchant for overwrought vocals. Musically, the band is fit enough, though don't dig in nearly deep enough to support their blues aspirations.
The Suntanama Review
by Jesse Jarnow