RICK RUDE are heading out on the road this week in support of their new album Make Mine Tuesday, and they’re sharing an advance stream of the record! Set for release on January 20th via Sophomore Lounge and Tiny Radars Records, the Dover, NH based quartet’s latest is what GoldFlakePaint called “one of the first great long-players of 2017”. An incredible mix of indie rock, dark folk, post-punk, and tangled pop influences, Rick Rude’s chemistry works in a magical way, combining the band’s dynamic songs together seamlessly while shifting mood and sentiment without warning.
CLRVYNT magazine, who premiered the record, shared the following:
“the core of this young rock ensemble is a simple musical bond shared between two longtime friends, guitarist Ben Troy and bassist Jordan Holtz (and, of course, their deep admiration for the WWE icon after whom their band is named). The former songwriter has a penchant for emo-tinged tales of ghosts and demons; the latter opts for a more sentimental approach, staging folksy inquiries into issues of corporeal autonomy and existential despair. Lest these lyrical attitudes drag Rick Rude into the doldrums (not that they’d mind), the band (which also includes guitarist Noah Lefebvre and drummer Ryan Harrison) keeps a turbo-charged, grungy back-end, ultimately arriving at a gnarled, hand-hewn sound reminiscent of gruff-hearted bands like the Wrens — or perhaps Cheap Trick’s rural cousin.”
“It’s the perfect introduction to the rising New Englanders, not to mention a great soundtrack for whiling away a lazy winter day in front of the radiator, beer in hand.”