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Since their launch in 2010 Staton has appeared on stage for approximately 120 live performances in the Netherlands. Over the past years the band has matured, developing their unique sound and lyrics. Living in Amsterdam’s red light district worked as an inspiration for lead singer Lara Mol. Lara’s fascination lead her to write songs like “Dark Side of the City,” “Cocktails” and “Barefoot.” In these songs Lara explores the different sides of the red light district. Living in the area, she realized that the red light district is not only a dark and tragic place. She discovered humor and mystery.

Staton, which is made up of Lara Mol (lead vocals), Luc Pustjens (bass), Niels Nuiver (drums), Tijn Driessen (keyboards) and Michiel Claessen (guitar), have completed the album “Mapped:Sins,” under the guiding hands of Producers, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M.,Big Star) and J.B Meijers (Goo Back to the Zoo, De Dijk), who also shared in mixing the album.

“Mapped:Sins,” is one of those rare albums that you can listen right through without having to skip any tracks. I’d say these are 4 absolute classics. My absolute favorite track on here is probably “Dark Side Of The City,” but not far off behind is, “Riot”. Lara just sounds so strong on these track, and the lyrics really hit you in the face. In fact, one of the great things about this album are the lyrics. There’s none of this “I love you and can’t live without you” drivel that packs most albums, but every track here has some kind of significance behind it. If you listen to the lyrics, you should be able to easily draw the links between what each song is saying and the overall picture of its  simply encoded messages.

Staton manage to do what many bands before them have failed to; write contemplative, inquisitory and almost bittersweet songs to punchy rhythms and not sound ridiculous while doing it. The band’s songwriting, vocals and powerfully persuasive image will obviously do the rest to help “Mapped:Sins,” become a roaring success.

However, adding to the extraordinary flavor of this album is not only the beautiful voice that the gorgeous Lara Mol possesses, but also the eclectic nature of the songs. From power pop to rock to electronic funk, “Mapped:Sins,” is replete and an overwhelming joy to listen to from the first song to the last!

This is a band you can’t help loving. Beautiful, brilliant, thoughtful, creative and expressive, Lara Mol comes together with the other four talented band members to create an album that will knock the socks off everyone else in the genre.

“Mapped:Sins,” displays what a rock band should be able to do. It’s not just five people ranting and raving aimlessly in extreme poses, it’s five people dealing with life experiences and it’s effects. No candied apples or multi-colored rainbows for this one of a kind band, only down-to-earth experiences are expressed on Staton’s album. A must-own for anyone who loves real organic-rock music.

Staton is a great band and I can’t wait until their next full-length album comes out, I already have a copy reserved.

"Mapped:Sins" album cover

“Mapped:Sins” album cover

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