Who is The Rupert Selection and why is they so frelling good? These answers and more you’ll find in the latest edition of “Whoops, looks like we missed another goddamn great Boston outfit floating right under our noses”! Please join us, won’t you?
But I digress.
The Rupert Selection returns with a pair of tunes (Previously released at the tail end of 2022 but recently unleashed again free of the holiday hustle and bustle) which are the first new offerings from the Boston trio since 2019’s brilliant Priors record (Which we dig the hell out of and can be found right here). If they’re any indication of what’s to come on their forthcoming album (Due later this year), then fans both new and old are in for a treat!
“Then Again” is just really suave sounding. Not in the production aspect per se (Although the production from Brian Charles at Zippah Studios & Mad Oak Studios for both these new tracks is top notch) but more in the overall feel (Which, actually, goes back to Charles’ production) and those come hither looks that say “Hey, come check us out!” It’s got the same kind of infectious bounce (With bassist/vocalist Sam Bouvé and drummer Peter Bartash slaying as the rhythm section) that’ll have you jumping up and down uncontrollably in a good way and has a little bit of the Toadies in there as well but mostly, “Then Again” is a whole lotta The Rupert Selection and a quirky Rawk anthem that exudes fun. Then there’s “Astronauts” which takes the epicness of hum (Especially culled from 2020’s Inlet) and mixes it up with Catherine Wheel’s very big sounding Alternative aesthetic for a decidedly formidable sonic affair with vocalist/guitarist Reilly Somach’s croons of “I Surrender” toward songs end packing a particularly potent punch.
Both “Then Again” and “Astronauts” are out and available to stream and download now at several convenient locations which you can find here and here along with a lot more awesomeness from The Rupert Selection. For the latest from The Rupert Selection, including upcoming live shows, follow them across the information superhighway by clicking here, here, or here.