Eldridge Rodriguez is one of those artists that you either love… or ya love? Right?!?! Like, how can you say you love music if you don’t get one of the undisputed greats?!?! It makes no sense. And we might be biased because our home base is around their home base but we’re pretty sure that if we were on the West Coast or in another country we’d still love what Eldridge Rodriguez do so very well on the regular.
But. I. Digress.
On the road to their next album, Eldridge Rodriguez is readying another new song to whet ye olde appetites some more and adding some firepower in the from of Thalia Zedek whose powerhouse vocals really make “Scars In The Vein” shine. But to start, we get Cameron Keiber’s uncanny voice ringing out over a cacophonous intro that drifts into a full blown aural assault that’s less a retread of The Castrati Menace‘s heady Alt-Rawk and more ER’s current trajectory of subtle stunners. A veritable symphonic waltz at times, “Scars In The Vein” powers forward with Dennis Grabowski’s drumming at the forefront accenting every note and feeling with David Grabowski’s low end and, especially, mastery of synths and programming creating this ethereal air over all.
Then there’s the Clayton and Cameron Keiber’s guitar work which proves elusive while dueling within the glorious noise as Cameron’s voice and words ring out in much the same way that Springsteen or Jonathan Richman do in their respective outfits. Speaking of voices, the distinct pipes of Zedek are all over the track providing Cameron with a unique counterpart that leads towards a sweeping finale that swells with harmony and emotion.
“Scars In The Vein” drops via Midriff Records on July 29th. You can find a copy to stream and/or download by heading here or here and for the latest on Eldridge Rodriguez, follow them across the information superhighway by clicking here, here, or here.