EP REVIEW: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Remember that leather jacket you were wearing to indie rock shows around 2006? Break it out. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has released an EP foreshadowing the release of their seventh studio album, ‘Specter At The Feast’. The San Francisco trio is in fine form, with lead Peter Hayes’ pseudo British snarl at times yelping anthemically or crooning earnestly. ‘Let The Day Begin’ listens like an Americanized Kasabian, with a Strokes’ ‘Heart In A Cage’, pirate-y rhythm that just won’t quit. ‘Returner’ is a complete 180 as a reflective, building ballad that recalls a more introspective Teenage Fanclub’s ‘Alcoholiday’. Either way you look at it, these tunes are guaranteed to leave you in a trance when you experience them live. Here’s to you, BRMC.
Download their free EP on the band’s web site.
Get your tickets to see BRMC live at 9:30 Club on May 6th.