20 May 2013
Somehow, our insane luck continues.
Any time your music is put in the same breath as that of the Foo Fighters and Helmet and it gets reviewed on the same page as Bad Rabbits, The National, and Deerhunter, you know you did something right.
We don’t know exactly what we did, but we hope we can do it next time around too!
Bringing the hometown boogie-down, local hard rock heroes Await Rescue dropped their EP last month, and boy, is it refreshing. Like the Foo Fighters before them (not to mention other bands of that pedigree, even though we aren’t quite ready to namedrop Nirvana) they meld pop hooks with the fire of rock ‘n’ roll, resulting in a well-oiled and propulsive machine. When they occasionally take their collective foot off of the gas, like on the ballad-type “All She Needs,” the results are just as strong as the harder-hitting rock songs. But it’s these very rockers, such as “Better Off” or the title cut, “Everyone You Know” (a dead ringer for a slightly more poppy Helmet track, and I say that to congratulate, not condemn), that really form the album’s backbone or heartbeat or whichever body part. If you’re lookin’ for some good ol’ ass-kicking rock, they’ll gladly kick.
HUGE, MASSIVE thanks to Justin Rogers and the entire Dig crew for the support and kind words.
Do yourself a favor and be sure to support Dig’s work every Wednesday on a Boston street corner near you.