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Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Rallies - Upside Down
The Seattle area is a wonderland for good indie music, and The Rallies are yet another prime example. The Seattle/Tacoma four piece delivers the kind of jangling, hyper-melodic power pop that fuels our days and keeps a smile on our face. At the end of the summer they released a new LP titled Upside Down that seems to have flown a bit under the radar. And given the dwindling number of blogs and the plethora of new music, it isn't surprising that good music fails to get the recognition it deserves. However, it shouldn't happen to these guys because this album is too good to ignore. This is a simple formula, no bells, whistles or production gimmicks -- just hooks and good delivery of well-crafted power pop. It deserves our ears.
The Rallies are Steve Davis (acoustic guitar/lead vocals), Lee Brown (drums/backing vocals), Karl van der Velden (guitar/backing vocals), and Ben Heege (bass/backing vocals). Upside Down is available in CD and digital formats -- check out the Bandcamp link below.