Welcome to another pick of the week here at Incognito. This is our weekly feature of a new album we think you should check out. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
First off, I have to congratulate this band for having such a great name. I come across a lot of that vanish from my memory as soon as I hear them. With Booze & Glory, the band name gets right to the point…just like the band’s music. If you’re looking for subtlety, keep looking. Booze & Glory is about as subtle as a punch with brass knuckles. Speaking of which, if a movie ever needed music for a brawl in a dark alley, Booze & Glory would be the perfect choice.
I did find a pleasant surprise on this album. Sure, this is some hard-hitting street punk, but “Down and Out” is a perfect song for Feel-Good Friday. The message of this song is that you know who your real friends are because they’re the ones who stick by you even when you’re down and out. Thank goodness for that. Granted, we don’t need a song to remind us of that, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to get that message no matter where it comes from.
This is real simple. If you like hard-hitting, raucous street punk, the album from Booze & Glory will fit right into your collection. For me, this record is an early candidate to make my list of favorite albums of 2014. As Bold As Brass will be available from Sailor’s Grave Records on 28 January.