Posted by: will | May 4, 2007

Hot Rod Circuit…

Hot Rod Circuit “The Underground Is A Dying Breed” (Immortal)

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After Hot Rod Circuit’s lackluster 2004 album, Reality’s Coming Through, I wrote the band off. It seemed that the band had written themselves off as well as hardly a mention of them went by for a few years. However, Hot Rod Circuit make their quiet return on a new label (Immortal) with The Underground Is A Dying Breed here in early 2007.

The band plays a rocking brand of power pop-punk with emo flourishes. However on 2004’s Reality’s Coming Through the band abandoned much of that sound to go indie direction. It was a failed experiment for the most part. So, I must admit I was not expecting much of anything from the band on The Underground Is A Dying Breed. The album is anything but a quiet return afterall. The album sees the band returning quite admirably to the sound they had perfected on 2002’s Sorry About Tomorrow. Guitarist Casey Prestwood continues to show why he is such a talent. He uses his experience with alt-country band Drag The River and subtlely adds another dimension to Hot Rod Circuit’s meaty sound. Andy Jackson’s vocals are as powerful and heartfelt as ever on The Underground Is A Dying Breed. Reality’s Coming Through was the sign of a band reaching for a new sound while pushing their past back. This new album is quite impressive as it sees the band embracing their roots while still expanding their sound.

This is as remarkable a return as you will see in 2007. Hot Rod Circuit sounds reborn and rejuvenated with The Underground Is A Dying Breed. I hope their fans feel the same way. I know this fan sure does. Welcome back guys!

RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids

Listen:

Hot Rod Circuit – Holding On To Nothing (stream)

Hot Rod Circuit – Vampire (stream)

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Download:

Hot Rod Circuit – Holding On To Nothing (mp3)

Hot Rod Circuit – Vampire (mp3)

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www.myspace.com/hotrodcircuit

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Responses

  1. These guys rock!

  2. This is defiantly better than the last album.

  3. Vampires= aww!!!

  4. Hot Rod Circuit had their video premiere on mtvU:
    http://www.mtvu.com/music/video_premiere/hot_rod_circuit/


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