Mercy Street, the side project of the Rufio's singer (Scott Sellers) and bassist (Taylor Albaugh) are streaming their brand new album 'Let Me Live'. Have a listen below.
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Well, it sounds like a Lagwagon album but maybe it is a little bit more focused on more guitar riffy stuff we used to do in the older days. And there’s a lot less pop on the record, it’s really aggressive and there are the lyrics I wrote over about two years’ time, which sort of make it’s a conceptual record. In loose terms, it’s kind of social commentary on now, what I see. And I’m really happy with it, I mean the most happy I’ve ever been time with any record I ever made. The whole bands is proud of the record and excited to play this record. This thing when you make a good record and you know it, you feel like you can’t wait to play those new songs. Which we’re not doing as we’re waiting to play the songs until the album comes out. It’s almost painful on this tour because maybe at a soundcheck we’re playing one of the new songs but we can’t play them in the set.
Infrequently does a work of art or a performance embody the true culculmination of a career, life of experience, or body of work. LAGWAGON’s latest offering Hang achieves just that. While most veteran bands coast into the finish line echoing a familiar cadence, hemmed in by the parameters of the sound they’ve defined, LAGWAGON are just now realizing their full potential and picking up speed at the end of the race. As a band that has been heavily influential on modern punk, LAGWAGON’s existing resume is beyond reproach, yet Hang outshines all past exploits by utilizing every bit of their hard-earned experience, musicianship, and song writing savvy.
Musically it’s a concoction of Hoss, Trashed, and Blaze, seasoned with Duh’s metallic overtones and Let’s Talk About Feelings’ strong sense of melody, and finished off with a progressive character as yet unseen on any previous release.
Lyrically it’s a stunningly substantive commentary on the modern world, written through the lens of a lifetime of visceral experience. Hang is the perfect balance of music and meaning; massive riffs playing off of unforgettable hooks and classic melody, all bound by a stirring tone and message.
Casual and dedicated LAGWAGON fans will be blown away by what Hang accomplishes, but it transcends merely appealing to existing devotees. Hang will be reflected on as a quintessential and genre-defining opus.