TIED TO A BEAR: True Places: LP

Sep 17, 2018

I was stoked to discover that Jeff Rowe’s a part of this Boston band. Dude’s a great songwriter. He’s one of the three vocalists here, and while Tied To A Bear is a far cry from his acoustic stuff, so much of that same boots-on-the-ground, careworn quality shines through in the lyrics here. Everyday topics about poverty, a failing economy and hammered industries, the passing of friends, and the simple willfulness required to stay alive sometimes. All of that buoyed up by some muscular, rough-hewn, melodic punk stuff akin to the Riot Before or Run Forever. Nicely done. –Keith Rosson (Gunner)