RESERVES, THE: Made in Tennessee: CDEP

Jun 14, 2014

If Pittsburgh’s the Heretics were still around and had morphed into a streetpunk band, they’d be sounding like the Reserves. Gravelly vocals, songs that tend to go on just a smidge too long, and a palpable undercurrent—maybe not all that strange, given the band’s professed love for their region—of southern rock. It’s kind of an unremarkable outing, given that their most memorable song is a cover of “Shenandoah,” but, to be fair, I’m also sure that if I was in a bar in Nashville and these dudes were playing, I’d be making a huge idiot out of myself a-hooting and hollering. 

 –keith (Stik Man)