From San Diego with love comes Modern Heist, a combination of blues, folk and modern rock. The four piece released their debut album this year and the quality of it is dependent on its mix of genres and influences. Some say Tom Petty is the greatest influence on modern day American rock and roll, I’m sure Modern Heist wouldn’t oppose that notion. We have an array of sounds coming from the heart on Modern Heist's debut album, none more so than the fifth track.
"Dance Number" features a distnictive electric guitar riff and a standard drumming pattern. Vocalist Cassie Thompson sings a sexuak song about dancing: "Move your hands to the sway of my hips, we fall together we were made for this." At times, "Dance Number" can come off as sligtly repetitive and basic. The easy percussion and bass do little to combat that negative, however the elctric guitar standsout with thompson's forward vocal. The structure is lovely and works with the lyrical theme, a nice little track for saloon / bar dancing.