OPEN CITY: Self-titled: LP

Jan 31, 2018

Dark, aggressive, and musically accomplished, this is the debut album from Open City, a band with some pedigree in their ranks. Members of Paint It Black and Ceremony provide the walls of guitar and bass that Worriers guitarist Rachel Rubino sings and screams her exasperations and frustrations over the top of and across the spaces in between. This record feels much more like an urgent new band than a side project, but with the accomplished songwriting and musical chops of a veteran band. Touching on the aforementioned groups’ musical ground and a feel that at times is reminiscent of Modern Life Is War, Open City’s debut LP is absolutely worth your attention. –Chad Williams (Self-released,