⊙Strut乐队组建于1999年.乐队由吉他手brothers Casey及低音Elijah Cramer 、击打乐手Biko Casini 、声乐手Agent Ishi、鼓手Patrick Thomas 五人组成.他们的风格很适宜现场表演.
⊙Non-Hostile Takeover是一部很难描述但是很容易入耳的专辑。“Making Symphonies Out Of Heartbeats” 和“Gentle Rain”是比较轻松和简单的两首歌曲，很得歌迷喜欢.
⊙Strut has been a band together since 1999, but they have known each other since they were toddlers growing up in Asheville, North Carolina. Their funk-rock-ska record, Non-Hostile Takeover, shows a great diversity that is guaranteed to transfer well in a live show. Unfortunately, the recording of this album does not quite pull this live element out of the band.
⊙Strut seems to have a great energy about them, and they are not afraid to diversify their music. They bounce back and forth from funk to rock to ska to old-school punk, and sometimes all in the same song. The best track is the first one, “Back & Forth.” It infuses elements of all of the aforementioned music styles into a fun, diverse song.
⊙“Making Symphonies Out Of Heartbeats,” and “Gentle Rain,” are two quieter, introspective songs, but they fall short of captivating an audience because they lyrics and music are just plain boring.
⊙Non-Hostile Takeover is a fun album for the most part, but the recording does not exploit this fact. Strut’s website states that they have played the Bonnaroo Festival and had one of their songs played on the MTV show Meet the Barkers, so they must be getting some exposure. For now, the jury is out on Strut—having not seen their live show—but this album is not worth purchasing unless you are totally committed to this style of music.
01 Back & Forth
02 Country Boy
04 Speed Bump
05 Making Symphonies Out Of Heartbeats
06 Gentle Rain
07 Compost Love Song
08 Fly Away
09 Bwampa Bwampa
10 Fire In The Bushes
11 Reality Vs. TV
12 How Many Times
13 Down & Out
14 Skanky Souls
15 Non-Hostile Takeover