This is garage-roots-pop at its best!
Thanks to all of you who have purchased the latest Beltways release, Chasing the Sun. Here's what the critics are saying:
If you’re gonna name your band after a road, you’d better make good driving music. Local music vets the Beltways do just that with their new album, Chasing the Sun. They’re not chasing the next internet microgenre, but they are crafting interesting lyrics and cool licks into solid, fun roots-rock that sounds alternately like the Stones’ more country moments, Uncle Tupelo, Steve Earle, or Philly’s Marah—the perfect sound for that summer road trip.--Baynard Woods, Baltimore City Paper
Loose-limbed roots rock in the rough-edged tradition of early Rolling Stones and Kinks, The Beltways deliver twelve perfectly crafted tunes, each marked by a unique but satisfying melody. Eschewing reverb and delay for an in-your-face mix, The Beltways move easily among a variety of styles and tempos, delivered by Bob Kannenberg and Jay Filippone, two equally-compelling lead singers who front the band. With spare hard-hitting guitar lines, direct and ultra-punchy rhythm guitar and urgent sputtered vocals, every track sounds like a perfect first take, Billy Patrick and Pete Kuhn providing rock steady lush setting of bass and drums for the spare but perfect cacophony stacked atop it. Every moment on this album is heartfelt and delivered with a crush of energy. Start to finish, a great album from one of the Mid-Altantic region's best live bands.--Paul Margolis, guitarist extraordinaire, Stone Hill All-Stars
The Beltways, making waves in the music industry since 1994, recently released their fourth album ‘Chasing the Sun’ May 2012. The Beltways may not be new to the business, but they definitely bring something unique to the table. Creating their own sound by tactfully blending multiple genres together, they are unlike anything recorded before...READ MORE.--Cassandra Young, Rock Over America
Coming from Baltimore since 1994, this foursome are fans of ever-loving touchstones Big Star, Cheap Trick, and Replacements (the big daddy, junior, and the holy spook of rock ’n’ roll power-pop?) with an add-on Rolling Stones jones. And lickety-split, they heave ample helpings of all four… into one song: “Vacation Time,” with a slight Ray Price twang, too, in guitarist Jay Filippone’s voice. On this fourth LP, when they say Stones, they mean “Wild Horses,” AKA when Gram Parsons gave Keith Richards what he’d given Roger McGuinn: conveying country’s soul and ethos to rock without the cheese. Our Corin Ashley hears Rockpile-lite, and you’d perceive 1968-1978 Bob Dylanisms before you noticed the confident cover of Sir Bob’s rarity, “Seven Days” (off 1996’s The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1961-1991,from a 1976 live version). But I hear a delicacy for selective Jayhawks fans.--The Big Takeover
Click here to listen to some songs from the new Beltways CD, Chasing the Sun.
Click here to view the Beltways Chasing the Sun press release.
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