The band's cover of the Mekons' "Hello Cruel World" provides another dose of guitar grumble. Sun-kissed California jangle returns for "Arthurs Army" and "We Can Run/A Piper's Lament". "Floating Near the Sun" finds The Rightovers in a psychedelic frame of mind. The closer offers a tantalizing dose of additional variety with a funky psychedelic jam.
It would be too easy to simply tout this album as a welcome addition to your summer soundtrack. But to my ears it is more than that. These songs are going to live with me beyond Labor Day, and I'm going to hope for more music from The Rightovers.
For Blue Blood Chris was assisted by Sarah O'Brien (backing vocals) and Mike Kamoo (drums). Limited vinyl and unlimited digital are available via the band's own Bandcamp and Jigsaw Records. Jigsaw also has the album in CD format. All necessary links are below.
The Rightovers on Bandcamp
Jigsaw Records page for CD or vinyl
Bandcamp page for digital/CD/vinyl