The Rescues will return in early 2013 with their new fan-funded album, Blah Blah Love & War. I loved the airy acoustic pop and haunting ballads of their debut, Crazy Ever After, and they were the nicest band I’ve ever met in person, so I approached this album with a very positive, receptive attitude. Sadly, though, most of this new effort is disappointing.
The band’s harmonies are often lost here amidst lackluster, overproduced, hyperspeed pop songs. Thankfully, though, there are exceptions that sound more like The Rescues we know and love.
The highlights are “Be My Cure,” “Run Away,” “The Longest Winter,” “Get Back” and “Let Me Down Easy.”
You can download a free, legal mp3 of the album’s opener, “Did It Even Really Matter?” at Amazon and The Rescues’ free “Summer Sampler” by entering your email address in the widget below.
The Rescues – Did It Really Even Matter? (mp3 download page)
Pre-order @ Amazon (available in 2013)