Friday, March 27, 2009

Eureka! Drug Rug

Drug Rug was formed by a darling duo of musicians who merged artistically and romantically to bring us some truly charming acid-folk. Although, Sarah Cronin and Tommy Allen shy away from the cute-couple image, it is apparent in the music, interlaced between their harmonizing voices and hazy guitar riffs. In fact, the Cambridge, Massachusetts youngsters began playing together on their very first date as they sat in Tommy’s bed drinking whiskey. Young love! They have since added more band members and producers, Carter Tanton and Julian Cassanetti have helped to put a bit more rock into the equation. Let’s hope they’ve since found a new rehearsal space!

Things took a turn for Drug Rug when they where signed by Apollo Sunshine’s Jeremy Black to his Black and Greene label after catching their show. They have since played at The Bowery Ballroom during the CMJ Festival of 2007 and after their self-titled debut was released, they spent the month entertaining the young crowds holding court at Mercury Lounge. They recently returned to open for Dr. Dog.

The fuzzed out opener, “For The Rest of Your Life,” eases along like an old collectors car with enough pep to keep on going. “Winter Time” keeps it simple, and cheerfully chirps to a tune that is somewhat reminiscent of the childhood favorite, “Down By the Bay”. Raffi anyone? “Lie Lie Lie” offers an extra helping of folk served up with some scratchy and screechy vocals courtesy of Cronin, and “Walden” picks up the pace on the comparatively lo-fi album. Drug Rug is definitely a band to keep your eyes on.

Walden mp3
The Sound Alone mp3

For more information, check out Drug Rug's myspace page.


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