The key to listening to this music is to never get too settled into one sound. Before you know it, the genre changes on a dime. Unity is one of the key themes of the new album A Separate|Divide by Liquid Casing. Never sitting in any one place for too long, the album melds elements of several genres over nine tracks. Whether it is mellow or full throttle, the album navigates between sounds in a way that escapes most releases.




They have made a commitment to remain a unique sound, no matter what commercial road it may or may not lead them to. As such, the lyrics are thought-provoking, dark, and challenge the status quo in ways that are atypical from most bands. Although the album covers lots of ground, there are a few tracks that will reach more than some. One of those stand-out tracks, “Checkpoints and Borders” begins innocently mellow, and then the vocals of frontman Alvaro Rodriguez kick in to a melancholic plea.

Liquid Casing is a band out of Houston, Texas consisting of Alvaro Rodriguez on guitar and lead vocals, Okikiolu Olufokunbi on saxophone and keyboards, Jim Stettner on bass and vocals, and John Pitale. As they continue to paint a sonic picture that expands minds through melodies, they are sure to convert more people to their sonic cause.


Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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