PRESS OC Register Friday, August 27, 2004 STEVE CARSON BAND SIZZLES Steve Carson Band, 'Settle Down' (The Only Way Out Music) -The Westminster-based Steve Carson Band is that rare rock ensemble that sounds as powerful as it does accessible without compromising it's craft. From the anthemic force of 'Obvious' and 'Drawn on Faces' to the melodic 'Kite,' the quartet mines past and present while carving out a sound of it's own, blending modern rock forcefully with shadowy ghosts recalling the magic of '80s outfits such as the Church and Wire Train. Carson has a powerful and distinctive voice but wisely uses emotion instead of bombast to bring depth to the five songs showcased on 'Settle Down.' Jameson Burt (guitars, backing vocals), Bruce Yolken (bass) and Darren Carr (drums) all combine forces to layer Carson's compelling soundscape that is well worth repeated visits. By Robert Kinsler.