GENRE | FOO FIGHTERS FAN-FRIENDLY
VERDICT | TAKE THE GRUNGE PLUNGE
LABEL | SELF-RELEASED
RELEASE | 4.5.13
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.