Friday, June 10, 2016


HOLLOW BONES by Rival Sons
(Earache Records)

Southern California based rockers Rivals Sons are back with their highly anticipated new release, 'Hollow Bones'. The new album finds the band at the top of their game. For me, the band's sound has evolved with each album they've put out. Staying true their classic rock roots by  delivering music that is passionate and intense. From the opening riff, of"Hollow Bones Pt.1" you are placed on familiar musical ground.  From there on it's pure rock and roll heaven. Personal favorites are, the  psychedelic stomp of, "Tied Up", "Baby Boy", the groove laden, "Pretty Face", Fade Out" and the band's awesome take of the Sonny Burke classic, "Black Coffee'. All nine tracks served up deliver the goods. Jay Buchanan's whisky blues soulful and powerful vocals pushes these songs over the top. Along with Scott Holiday's fuzz tinged guitar sound and the rock solid rhythm section of provided by  drummer Michael Miley and  bassist in Robin Everhart. Rival Sons are always a pleasure to listen to and this new offering is no exception. A powerful nine song return to rock's best days without sounding the least bit dated. Plus, any band that can can get the "Led" out like this band can with epic soundscapes, psychedelic classic 60's rock and blues  while making it sound fresh and contemporary, I'd say has a recipe for success. Overall,  if you dug Rival Sons previous outings, it's a no-brainer, you need, 'Hollow Bones'. It will not disappoint.  Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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