“There’s a road to get us on outta here, and there’s a whole wide world for you to fear.”
Overlooked and under-appreciated. That’s the perfect way to describe this band – and especially their first album. After the release of Home For An Island, people were starting to get hip to NYC’s The Exit – which is great. However, I’m completely in love with their first disc entitled New Beat. It definitely didn’t get the attention or press that it should have. I saw the band play when I was probably 15 or 16 years old – and when you’re only 19, 4 years seems like ages ago. Point is…I still love the disc after all that time. It’s raw, it’s melodic, and I love the imperfections in his (Jeff DaRosa) voice – they fit perfectly with the band’s brand of melodic street punk (it works – just listen). New Beat, in my opinion, is pretty different compared to the new disc – I like it quite a bit more.