2013 is still in it's infancy, but there already has been a bunch of albums from Rhode Island based acts that have blown me and the entire Ocean State away with their musical creativity. The debut album from Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen, Join The Club, is another great assortment of rock & roll tunes that will send chills up your spine. A spectacular fusion of acoustic folk and bluesy amplified heartland rock makes one of the best up and coming acts in New England an absolute pleasure to listen to.
Dylan Sevey's passionate lyrics and ability to make the most simple chords resonate pure bliss along with The Gentlemen consisting of David Ponte's dynamically unreal guitar solos, Brendan Moore playing the keys with amazing syncopation and the rhythm section of Denis Murray on bass and Keaton Albro on drums come together to create music that hits straight to the soul and keeps it real. The crazy thing about these guys is that they are all still in their early 20's, if they can put out music like this now just imagine the magnificent potential Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen have for the future. If you've been looking for the future of rock & roll then Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen are definitely what you've been searching for.
- Rob Duguay
The task is at hand, decisions will be made, many will go and only a few get to stay. If you haven't gotten the hint by now, it's time for me again to pick my favorite songs off of my Album Of The Week. It's a labor of love and my ears always seem to thoroughly enjoy this part. Anyways, here goes something:
"Lights Out" is my #1 track off of Join The Club, badass in every way and it definitely reminds me of The Allman Brothers. "Good Week" is another song that has that electric blues intertwined with downbeats to make it extremely catchy. "Content" has Moore's skills on the keyboard taking over the whole song, making it an otherworldly experience. "Same Rain" has Sevey singing along with the lovely voice of Gianna Mia and Ponte's solo will melt your brain, but in a very good way. "Damaged Girl" is a song every guy who's had to deal with a crazy girl with issues can related to, it's also groovy as hell. Don't just take my word as gospel on just a few, every song off of Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen's Join The Club each deserve a listen and your enjoyment.
Dylan and his band celebrated the release of Join The Club at The News Cafe in Pawtucket, RI this past Saturday and be sure that they'll be playing your friendly neighborhood music venue sometime soon. You can download Join The Club at Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen's Bandcamp page, you can grab a physical copy next time you see them live or you can do both. Just make sure you get their debut album and give it a listen, it's some of the best music from a band that is sure to go places.
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