Saturday, July 28, 2012

Album Review: Welcome Home

Title:  Welcome Home (Tiny Engines Records, BandCamp, Amazon, iTunes)

Hailing from the beautiful Durham, NC, Red Collar play that type of rock ‘n’ roll that mixes elements of punk, post hardcore, alt country, and classic rock, so in other words this is the kind of band tailor made for fans of The Gaslight Anthem, The Bronx, The Hold Steady, Two Cow Garage, Lucero, Hot Water Music, and even The Replacements.  The band’s sophomore full-length, and first for Tiny Engine Records, is a collection of 10 exceptionally well crafted while at the same time raw and rough-around-the-edges tunes that should make this band huge.  Seriously, Welcome Home is a great record, probably one of the year’s best, and it is sadly getting overlooked.  Fans of any of the aforementioned bands need to check out Red Collar.

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