Friday, July 22, 2016

Out today: SOMETHING IS WAITING - The Something Is Waiting Band

Something Is Waiting's debut album, The Something Is Waiting Band, is out today on The Path Less Traveled Records.

Listen, here:

"A stripped-down racket so snotty and unconcerned with the niceties of mainstream society, it would have scared the shit out of The Sex Pistols in their prime."

"We first became acquainted with [Eddie Gobbo] via the power and fury of noise rock crushers Jar'd Loose. That band is sadly no more, but Gobbo's new act, Something Is Waiting, picks up right where Jar'd Loose left off."

"Musically it's got similar reference points to Jar'd Loose – Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid, Bleach/In Utero... If you dig that stuff, you're gonna find this band hits a sweet spot that's pretty close to home."

"A new and unique presence in the extreme music world... Something Is Waiting purvey a singular style that is equal parts infectious and blood-pumping. The band effectively combine noise rock's penchant for acidic angularity with '70/80s hard rock swagger... Think The Jesus Lizard-meets-Motley Crue."

"Their loudness is a brand of raw, stripped-down, sometimes groovy rock n' roll full of scathing punk lyrics."
–Nine Circles

Something Is Waiting comprises ex-members of Chicago bands Jar'd Loose and (Lone) Wolf and Cub, as well as guitarist Pete Grossman, co-owner/engineer at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Harm's Way, Like Rats).

Cruel noise-rock veers into a looser, streetwalkin' rock n' roll vibe, represented by the band's stripped-down bloozy rhythms and frontman Eddie Gobbo's harsh Axl Rose delivery. Gobbo has cited hard rockers like ZZ Top as a big influence.

Lyrically, Gobbo spins acidic, poetic yarns about his life and the state of the current music scene, sparing no one's feelings, sometimes calling friends and enemies out by name.

A unique and totally rocking debut, The Something Is Waiting Band was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop, and mastered by Carl Saff (Red Fang, Coliseum).

Something Is Waiting, live:
Aug 12 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club w/ Mouth of the Architect