I have always and I am sure always will…love a tune with a slow, slightly jangly blues riff …just like this song. I suppose that leaves me as biased listener but I just cannot help it and this selection really delivers on what I love about those kinds of songs. The guitar and drum here provide such a solid foundation and allow the tune to unwind slowly. Nichols also has a slightly smoky voice which adds a little bit of Memphis night club atmosphere when he sings and it all comes together well. A really good song from what I consider to be a breakout album from this Wisconsin-based musician – highly recommended 🙂
Well, I meant to post this as a “hot release” right when Rid of Me released this debut album on Bandcamp (12.03.2021)…however, I am late 😦 So, with apologies….
This song delivers exactly what Rid of Me have in their tagline “heavy, melodic punk” and in this case that is a good thing. I am sure we have all heard the bad version of this genre and it does not go well. This is the other kind. The overlay of sound is so entrancing that I did not mind having to hunt around a little to pick up the underlying lyrics. And those words are quite interesting all to themselves. I spent several long minutes figuring them out and what they mean to me and you also might find it a useful exercise. It will get your imagination working for sure. Being mostly unfamiliar with this band, I did a quick search and found a slightly disturbing but riveting video for the song “Dealing” which is also off of this record. You can check that at punknews.org and I am sure in the other usual places. This is a solid release and the rest of Traveling measures up well and gets my recommendation. I have to get out and see this gang live somewhere for sure:)