The Redlines’ new album begins with a “Panic Assault” and ends with a tune that considers a cleaning plunge right into a river.
We really feel ya’, Redlines.
We’re all coming off a tough yr, mirrored in the nervousness, ache and supreme dedication to remain robust that is manifested in “The Bones Beneath the Morning Solar,” the second full-length album from the Butler-Beaver band.
9 years into their existence, the Redlines mine from traditional rock, distilled with ’60s soul, ’70s punk and ’80s heartland rock — and traces of power-pop and storage rock.
“You possibly can hear our progress,” vocalist-guitarist Brian Seese mentioned. “You possibly can hear us coming collectively as a band in real-time, from tune to tune.”
Seese is fast to credit score the “blistering solos and melodic leads” of second guitarist Jason Lizzi, a New Brighton grad.
Lizzi wrote the album’s two lead-off songs, the slide guitar-driven Appalachian foot-stomper “Panic Assault” and the Black Crowes-ish “Snake.”
Lizzi additionally shines on a slower, extra ominous cowl of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Unhealthy Moon Rising” and the introspective, desert-rock-ish “All the way down to the River.”
“The Bones Beneath the Morning Solar” options 5 new songs, recorded by Jake Hanner of Pittsburgh indie band Donora, blended with 5 beforehand launched Redlines songs from the band’s “This Highway Can Go On” digital EP, which Seese admits by no means obtained considerably marketed.
“The Bones Beneath the Morning Solar” brings songs of remorse (“This Empty Home”), woe (“Stomach Filled with Damage”) and wistfulness (“We Had been Younger”).
“Not At the moment” is the one which grabbed me essentially the most, a revved-up rocker telling adversity to take a hike.
“Not at this time, not at this time, I am going to lay down my weapons, however not at this time… I am going to hightail and run, however not at this time,” Seese sings with defiance.
Initially recorded for the 2016 EP, “Not At the moment” addresses “how life is definitely very brief however so much can occur,” Seese mentioned. “Lots of people’s goals or late realizations can go unfulfilled. I believe it is essential to not lose sight and never quit. It was initially speculated to have a laid-back Neil Younger vibe to it. Tony (Vinski, the band’s bassist) mentioned, ‘Nah, let’s pace it up.'”
These “Bones Beneath the Morning Solar” songs will sound spry when the Redlines return to dwell exhibits, like at one among their favourite haunts, Wooley Bully’s Juke-Joint in New Brighton.
Prior Redlines releases have been heard on 105.9 The X, Butler’s WLER-FM (97.7), Youngstown’s 93.3-The Wolf, and Sirius XM’s Little Stevens Underground Storage. The band additionally carried out dwell on Beaver County’s WBVP-WMBA (99.3) and the 102.5-WDVE Coffeehouse.
“The Bones Beneath The Morning Solar” comes out Jan. 15, obtainable digitally for obtain and streaming in addition to bodily on CD and 12-inch vinyl on the new InnerGroove File Retailer in Monaca.
Attention-grabbing aspect observe: The lead singer’s son, Noah Seese, a senior on the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Constitution Faculty in Midland, drew the back and front cowl art work for the album. Hope his trainer offers him additional credit score.
JWB again within the saddle
The Justin Wade Band will get again to enterprise with a Jan. 21 gig at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.
The Beaver County country-rock band and one other in-demand western Pennsylvania nation artist, Frank Vieira, will open for Nashville-by-way-of Pittsburgh duo Lakeview, enjoying acoustically.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets value $12.50 and $25 with restricted capability prompted by social distancing. Facial masks should be worn correctly to enter and may solely be eliminated whereas seated.
“We’re trying ahead to getting again on the market doing what we love,” frontman Justin Wade Kalcevic, of Chippewa Township, mentioned. “We’re additionally stoked to be again within the Music Backyard Studio (in New Brighton) with (producer) Al Torrence ending up new music, which is able to start releasing in March.”
The B-52’s novelty hit “Rock Lobster” helped persuade John Lennon to get again to the studio to document what would change into his critically acclaimed last studio album, “Double Fantasy.”
The Yoko Ono-like vocals from The B-52’s Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson lit a artistic spark for Lennon, realizing he might get his spouse, Ono, concerned within the recording, based on music journalist Tim English in his satisfying new ebook “John Lennon: 1980 Playlist.”
Timed with the fortieth anniversary of Lennon’s dying, the ebook offers readers a novel tour of Lennon’s musical world and what songs he was listening to that influenced essential selections made over the last yr of his life.
Blondie, Devo, Queen’s “Loopy Little Factor Referred to as Love,” Donna Summer time’s “Sizzling Stuff” and, in fact, good friend and rival Paul McCartney all performed a job in Lennon’s last burst of artistry, the writer outlines in short, breezy chapters that double as a captivating take a look at the 1978-1980 music scene.
One passage revisits Bob Dylan’s Might 15, 1980, live performance at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theater (now the Benedum Heart) the place the grizzled music legend reached his boiling level with followers heckling him about his new religiously themed songs.
Dylan reportedly instructed the Pittsburgh followers that evening:
“I do know not too many individuals are going to inform you about Jesus. I do know Jackson Browne’s not gonna do it; he is ‘Runnin’ on Empty.’ I do know Bruce Springsteen’s not gonna do it, ‘trigger he is ‘Born to Run.’ And Bob Seger’s not gonna do it as a result of he is working ‘Towards The Wind.’ Any person’s obtained to do it and someone’s (obtained) to inform you you are free. You are free as a result of Jesus paid for ya’.”
Out there wherever positive books are offered, “John Lennon: 1980 Playlist” is a worthy learn.
Scott Tady is the leisure editor at The Occasions and straightforward to achieve at email@example.com.