Don't know about you, but we [Ed. some of we] really liked that Virgins record. "Rich Girls" is a certified jam. So when our favorite member, drummer and ex CT hardcore dude Erik Ratensperger, left the group, it gave us a bit of a heart headache. Until we learned of The Rassle, our Advil. Comprised of Ratensperger and two dudes with the Gossip Girly last name of Van Nort, The Rassle recalls "Straight to Hell"-era Clash rock-pop. Where I'm from you don't give up is a lyric in "Wild Ones," also a certifiable jam, fully choral vocals with a video of baseball and astronautical triumphs to match (yo, is that Hank Aaron?). Rassle songs fully fist-pumpable, soccer chant, working-for-the-weekend all-star self-assurance jams of the goodness gracious variety.
April 06, 2010