Bedroom Rehab Corporation
“Red Over Red”
Genre: Post Grunge Doom Rock
Hello My Pretties.
Welcome back to the world that is Tamtastic (that’s me). We have a new CD to talk about and the timing couldn’t be better. With the recent demise of what once was THE radio station to hear the latest in hard rock and metal and more importantly “homegrown”, we truly need some LIVE LOCAL and ASS KICKING music to brighten our collective spirits.
I give you, Bedroom Rehab Corporation (BRC) and their latest album, Red Over Red. Now I am the first to admit I am not up on all the various terms used to describe the multitude of musical genres in today’s industry. I am just a fan. A fan of music. I have 30 plus years as a vocalist myself and I know what I like and don’t like so for those die hards who are into the labeling of genres I provide you with this information directly from BRC’s website. You get it straight from the horse’s mouth.
BRC is a 2 piece band hailing from New London, CT; (Adam Wujtewicz: bass, vocals; Meghan Killimade: drums), and are centered around hypnotic doom and gloom riffing and sludgy shoe-gaze soundscapes. Gathering influence from grunge, metal, stoner rock and blues, the band are writing songs that are more than just the sum of these influences.
With that said, I will give you my take on it. FIRST and foremost this album has NO GUITAR and NO Keyboards. It’s a guy, a girl, bass, pedal noise and drums. It’s hard to believe, given the magnitude of sound that is screaming through my speakers. I listened to this album 5 times in a row. Once from my car and four times at my desk while writing this review and all I can think of is that I can’t F*cking wait to play these on my Kenwood at home and rattle the neighbors pictures right off their walls.
As soon as I heard Adam sing I was immediately reminded of Neil Fallon, lead singer of Clutch. Adam possesses that same power and intensity that Fallon has throughout the years but Adam has his own “thing” going on. It’s that thing you are born with, you live it; you breathe it.
By far, S.S. Hangover (Sobering Sickness) is my favorite tune on this album. The opening riffs and ever present thunder that is Meghan Killimade sucked me in immediately. I was worried I wouldn’t stay engaged throughout the album because how can it go up from here? I was pleasantly surprised. Basilosaurus, Captain Dammit, Son of Siren and Splice the Main Brace provide that hard driving, bang your head till it bleeds sound. There is a melodic undertone to all their songs and it is ever present.
I don’t care what labels you put on BRC or who you compare them to as long as you are listening. BRC has taken the duo thing to a whole new level and there is no going back. You will do as I did and for the first couple of songs sit in disbelief that this is two people and no guitars, but once you get over the shock and stop googling them to try and prove them wrong, you will be sold. They have some YouTube videos out there for all you non-believers. You will be a fan and you will want to add Red over Red to your collection.
Check them out at www.bedroomrehabcorp.com. You can purchase Red Over Red or any of their previously released recordings on their website or on iTunes.
Until next time boys and girls, Remember People + The Music= The Scene. SUPPORT LIVE AND LOCAL MUSIC. Tam
Editors Note: Meghan Killimade the drummer in the band also runs the great New London Blog http://www.wailingcity.com/ and is a great supporter of local music. Here is a sample below from Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show.