Holy Fire In the Name of the World

It seems that Detroit has gone from Rock City to "Rap City” of late. But the Holy Fire are on a mission to turn that around. Their sophomore EP finds the trio upping the ante on the Motor City’s seemingly dormant indie rock scene with a collection of emotionally-charged songs that sail easily across a calm lake of intelligent lyrics, dynamic music and slick production courtesy of Flaming Lips bassist Michael Ivins. The band offer up a sound reminiscent of old Jimmy Eat World and the Promise Ring with hints of U2 and Chicago noise rock thrown in for good measure. (Militia Group)