Inertia by The Exies | 724381330906 | CD | Barnes & Noble


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by The Exies
There's something to be said for swinging for the fences. Even when the result is something less than a grand-slam home run, the sheer effort is something to behold -- as is the case with the sophomore set from this L.A.-based quartet. On their debut, the Exies bashed out intermittently engaging, high-energy hard rock, a vein that they tap on some -- but far from all


There's something to be said for swinging for the fences. Even when the result is something less than a grand-slam home run, the sheer effort is something to behold -- as is the case with the sophomore set from this L.A.-based quartet. On their debut, the Exies bashed out intermittently engaging, high-energy hard rock, a vein that they tap on some -- but far from all -- of Inertia's tunes. Instead, they swathe singer Scott Stevens' pensive vocals in lacy acoustic guitars (as on the slithery title track) or stuttering funk rhythms (on the '70s-styled "Lo-Fi"). The band even enlist a full string section to lend a sense of portent to "Creeper Kamikaze," a shadowy song that details, and mimics, a slow descent into depression. The jams get kicked out now and again -- most notably on the blustery "My Goddess" and "Without" -- but the Exies, as Inertia's title indicates, no longer feel the need to turn the amp knobs to "eleven" just to get attention.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
On their first release for Virgin, the Exies deliver a radio-friendly modern rock stance while fronting a post-grunge snarl on Inertia. It's a heavy record, layered guitar work sifting through glassy electronic beats, but it's also a hungry effort. Frontman/vocalist Scott Stephens blazes his way throughout Inertia; he's an energetic spitfire on "My Goddess," while the raw scratch of "Genius" grovels like Scott Weiland. "No Secrets" thrives on more of a blues-rock-inspired groove, but the Exies thirst for the power of a guitar. Overall, Inertia is a vibrant rock effort; however, it's a touch formulaic. "No Secrets" and the title track echo mid-'90s alternative rock à la Collective Soul, but who's to say it's not decent? The Exies are a young band. They have potential to shape a more original sound because of a nearly polished presentation; they've come a long way from their self-titled debut, but the work in progress continues.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Exies   Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Noel Golden   Background Vocals
Fred Herrera   Bass
David Walsh   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Serletic   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Scott Stevens   Guitar,Vocals
Dennis Wolfe   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Noel Golden   Producer,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Craig Poole   Guitar Techician
Matt Serletic   Producer,Orchestration,String Arrangements
Exies   Composer
Christopher Wade Damerst   Programming
Phil Roland   Pro-Tools
Jo Ann Thrailkill   Executive Producer

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Inertia 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The thing about The exies that I realized as I was listening to "Inertia", is that music these days is being taken advantage of. An artist or band fills a CD of poop and adds the one or two good songs for radio. I mean... why do you think people download songs? They just want that one good song... not the rest of the bull to pay for. The exies avoided that though. Each song on the album is not only good, but was carefully recorded. No two songs sound even remotely the same on it. And unlike such albums as put out by bands like The Vines, you can listen and enjoy Inertia for whatever mood you are in without agrivating yourself. I'm glad that The exies have recieved such an honor as being named as one of the top 10 bands to look out for in Rolling Stone Magazine... Inertia certainly proves it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loed the CD. I love the Exies. They rock. This is one of the best CD's I have ever listened to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is an excellent cd for all those people who are looking for a good fast paced sort of rush music. its a really good cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A rockin' CD that everyone should pick up. It is different, orginal, and unique. I love it because I can listen to every song and not have to listen to the same music with different lyrics. Everything on this CD is great. They are very talented and the CD is well worth the price, considering it is very cheap most places, it is worth more then in costs in quality by any means. So try some of the exies!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As my title for this review states, this music is quite melodic... the lyrics are brilliant, while some songs others may favor. I happen to like "My Goddess", which was the first single. However, I truly enjoy Track#11 "Genius" because I feel I can relate a bit to the mellow-ness and fluidity that it carries, even if that's kinda weird. And one of my favorites is "Creeper Kamikaze" because I love the melody, and the lyrics fit well. Overall, The Exies are an awesome band and I highly recommend them. One of their older singles, "Baby's Got a New Revelation", isn't on this album, but it is a great song, a very pumping song. Hope this helped! And to make things better, the exies' CD is affordable, so you can enjoy quality music, at a great cost that's worth it! See ya!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is a great buy. The Exies are a great band. They really out did themselves with this cd. The up beat songs are just completely.. wow.. Cant think of the right word for it. I would suggest getting this cd. If you loved 'My Goddess' you will love this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love most of the songs. 'Creeper Kamikaze' is probably my favorite. It's complex.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Exies are a great new band and Inertia is a cd definately worth buying. From its first song to the last, it most defininately rocks. You can hear the STP influence, who also discovered the band. This cd is a must get for any hard rock fan, alternative rock fan, or even metalheads. Its rules! Buy Inertia NOW!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like intelligent rock, this is, without a doubt, an album you need to own. The review done by B&N seems to suggest that The Exies can't quite decide to be a hard rock band or not, but I whole-heartedly disagree. Having listened to their album many times through, start to finish, I think the musical range found on the record demonstrates their remarkable songwriting ability. If you want to hear what I mean, you just need to listen to "Creeper Kamikaze" and "Calm and Collapsed," two back-to-back songs that show their ability to create intense soulful songs and intense hard-rock tracks, as well as my two favorite tracks on the album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inertia is an amazing musical journey. It will take you from the hard-rocking "My Goddess" & "Without", to a pop-rock Beatlesque "Can't Relate"; a funky "Lo-Fi" to a moody "Genius". The exies really stretched themselves with this CD. You can hear their musical influences, but they have a sound all their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this album, the songs compliled on it are wonderful..they totally rock out! I recommend this wicked album to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is amazing. Each and every song rocks in it's own unique way. I've been listening to it non-stop since i got it! I highly suggest this to anyone looking for a good rock album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is great. No matter what genre you like, you'll be into this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album! It's very energitic and fun to listen to. It's got a song for any mood and is not repeatitive. I suggest this album to anyone who loves rock. It's a very fun album to listen to over and over. It's got a great sound!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd totally rocks! If you like bands like Finch, the Used, or Thursday then you'll like Inertia!!! This band will get big one day, and if you don't get interested now, you'll be sorry!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Inertia" is a great debut album from The Exies. Their Southern California background can be heard throughout this modern-rock cd. From their first single "My Goddess", which is about questioning your existance, to the acclaimed "Lo-Fi and my personal favorite track "Kickout" - "Inertia" rocks out with catchy lyrics and guitar riffs. Overall, it's an energetic album that shows considerable promise in The Exies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remember that LA glam rock scene that gave us everything from Poison to Guns N Roses? You know... the one you thought died with the birth of grunge... Well it's back,BIG TIME! The Exies major label debute release proves that not all new rock bands are joining the pop-punk or rap-metal bandwagon. Take a listen to the first single 'My Goddess' and I guarantee it will rock your world. "Hey hey, my my, rock n roll can never die!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
5 stars dont even come close in rating the talent of the exies. Inertia is the perfect album; song after song of feel good rock music with catchy lyrics. soon you'll be humming along to lo fi with a grin on your face too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Back in November, I heard the Exies on a Television channel that plays rock music. I've been waiting for the CD and was so excited the day it came out. The CD is great, I recommend it for any rock music lovers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good friend of mine dragged me to an Exies/SR-71 concert a few months ago, and I fell in love with their music! The album is a refreshing break from all of that punk-poppy stuff that's always playing....hard rock meets good songwriting....does it get any better?? If you like the album, you should check out their live act. They'll blow you away!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
anybody intrested in great music that hasn't been played till its unbearable to hear what use to be great music then you got to check out this band there rocken and won't be so underground for long check it while you can
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this cd to everybody. Every song on the album has something different to offer. It is a rare occasion that you find a cd where every song on it is good, this just happens to be one of them. Pick it up today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Exies were new to me. I heard there song My Goddess and was hooked. I Bought there CD and i love it. All there songs are great, My Goddess and Lo-Fi have to be my fave. They are my second favorite band only to Green Day. I Suggest that ANYONE buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this album a 4 because even though it is a good album it took me a bit to warm up to. I like how there is a mix of slower,soothing, and relaxing songs with the faster, fun, and energetic songs on this album. I really enjoyed the string orchestra on the tracks 'Genius, Irreversible, and Creeper Kamikaze.' My favorite song off of this album is "Irreversible." I like this song because it is soothing and it relaxes me. The vocals on the song are awesome and you can really hear the emotion that is being displayed. Their first single off of the album "My Goddess" is fun and fast paced. The video for "My Goddess" can be seen on Mtv2 on the "Artists 2 Watch" show. It can also be seen on other shows on Mtv2, but that is the one that sticks out in my mind the most. Overall I'd say that this is a very enjoyable album
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally - an amazing new rock band. No bubblegum music here - just powerful and exciting tracks. The drumming is phenomenal - one of the strongest elements of the CD. Lead singing is also great - soulful.