SCOUTS HONOR: I Am the Dust: CD

From what I hear, this band is a touring machine. I haven’t seen them through San Diego, but I’m looking forward to it. Originally a two-piece band, they added a bassist to thicken things up. I hear the influences of 16 Horsepower and Murder City Devils in the vocals and dirges of the slide guitar lines. No Idea made a great choice to put this record out. Of course, many will assume these guys to be derivative of Against Me!, but the similarities are slight. A country feel is evident in some tracks, but the raspy vocals maintain some urgency. Albeit not exactly coefficient, this is worth looking into if you dig the Murder City Devils as much as I do.

 –guest (No Idea)