Release Date: January 10, 2020
Format: Digital and Physical release
- Charlestown, MA
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- daniel – lead guitar
- damien – drums
- rich – bass
- chris – vocals, guitar
Favorite Tracks: Two Shots, Bleeding Edge, Unlucky 17
Sounds Like: The Trade Ins, Descendants, The Dead End, The Living Deads, Lillingtons, and Ghoulies
Besides the major music players like Rage, Social D, and etc. How many lesser known bands have landed on a video game soundtrack? Wait I mean bands that didn’t appear on any Tony Hawk Proskater games? Ok I also mean bands that didn’t appear on the NHL 2009 soundtrack, which in fact had Billy Talent W/ Anti-Flag?
Boston’s Duck & Cover did just that by landing their song, “Knock Em Down” on the Rockband 4 soundtrack. This was back in 2015 when plastic guitars were all the rage. I thought that tidbit was kinda cool. It always sucks to only hear major artists in video games. Congrats to Duck & Cover for making it on there. Anyway this review isn’t about “Knock Em Down ” or Rockband for that matter. It’s about Duck & Cover’s latest release, “Two Shots”.
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The first track is “Two Shots”. I love this song. Have you ever had a bad relationship never go away? No matter how hard you try that person is always coming back around in one way or another? This song has some great chords, drums, and vocals. So far I would say along the lines of the Lillingtons, but more on the rock side.
The second track is “Bleeding Edge”. It’s much darker, with some excellent riffs on guitar. If the vocals weren’t as dark this track could easily be mixed in with an 80’s Corey Hart or even a Scorpion’s song. The next is my second favorite song on the record, “Unlucky Seventeen”. It’s lyrically addicting, simple, and fun to dance along with.
Overall Duck & Cover’s, “Two Shots” is a fantastic little EP that will appeal to punks, rockabillies, and anyone who loves some good old rock n roll. Their mix of horror, ramonescore beats, created a new fan right here! How cool is this vinyl? Check em out here, https://duckcover1.bandcamp.com/album/two-shots
Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)
- Two Shots
- Bleeding Edge
- Unlucky 17
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