posted Jul 23, 2008, 7:06 AM by Vu Nguyen
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The Boys From Boston Are Back Again
With A Searing Summer Soundtrack “Long
Check out their
HYSTERICAL video for “Where She Was on Monday”
Wasting No Time At
All, Following Hot On The Heels Of Last Year's Much Loved Gem Pulling Out
Just Enough To Win, The Boys Of TAB Headed Back To
Their Home Studio To Craft Another Of Their Rough And Tumble Rock
Power Trio TAB The Band
Release Their Second Album, The Self-Produced Long Weekend, on North
Opening Dates With Stone Temple Pilots
And Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
These Guys Have Also Proven Their Love For Vinyl
And Their R&R Predecessors In A Blindfolded Vinyl vs CD Test.
About It In The Boston Herald
Tab the Band
may not be the biggest thing yet, but their blend of retro styles in the
linking of harder classic rock with earlier strains of folk rock will have
listeners keeping “Long Weekend” in their players or on their
iPods through the autumn and into the winter. So, if this sounds down your
alley at all, make sure to pick up a copy of “Long Weekend”
when it is released on 8/12, and make it a point to go and see Tab the Band
live when they make it to your neighborhood.
This Boston trio's debut album
is a rock and roll throwback to decadent early 1970's bands like The NY
Dolls, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith (full disclosure: 2/3 of the band are Joe
Perry's children, and I'd bet Steven Tyler has given them some vocal
pointers), but played at faster and more aggresive tempos that could only
be learned from repeat spins of early Clash, Sex Pistols and Ramones
records. The Stones get a few nods too on TAB's slower numbers like "Where
She Was On Monday" and the album's best song "I Know That You're Leaving",
a ballad that features the group's most affecting lyrics and an economical
runtime of 2:17. For some reason, bands these days just don't ever let it
rip like these guys do on "Heavy Idea" or "Looking Pretty, Pretty" which
fuses a 60's spy-movie guitar riff to a 70's hard-rock groove. Many of
today's bands could also learn something from Long Weekend's brief runtime
- 10 songs in 30 minutes - which helps make it the perfect kick in the
pants for an increasingly tame and precious rock scene.
Tab released their first single,
“Where She was On Monday,” on July 1st. It was an exclusive on
Amazon.com homepage and is now available at all digital retailers.
It sounds like a real band using real instruments recorded in an
organic way. On this second release, the guys stretched the spectrum, some
songs heavier and some more poppy.
The album's theme is about a
girl living in the ritzy outskirts of a big city, messing around with her
absentee parents' rich friends, taking trips to the city on her own and
living dangerously. The songs take on the perspectives of her, her
middle-aged wealthy suitors, and the 'good guy' at her school who laments
over her dalliances. Ultimately, it doesn't work out and she finds herself,
once again, in the hands of another ne'er-do-well mid-life crisis
Recorded at the Boneyard in Duxbury, MA, Long Weekend
was written, recorded, produced and engineered by brothers Adrian and Tony
Perry. The boys also helped mix the album with Kevin Ennis (who also
mixed "Pulling Out Just Enough To Win").
Press Love for Tab the
Rolling Stone gives debut Pulling Out Just
Enough To Win three and a half stars
"...they play bluesy, sleazy,
guitar raunch...one Boston power trio proudly schooled in the past..."
"Old school bar rock that on
its own should win over more than a few jaded listeners"
"Be sure to put this little gem
on your TAB....This is crazy beautiful driving music. Play it in the car
with all the windows down, and watch out for jealous stares"
"This has to be one of
the hardest, ferocious garage rock records ever: nothing but growl and
strum, surging with assembly-line force!"
"This band rawks"
“Holy Bon Scott on a buttermilk biscuit! This
is rib-stickin' rock 'n' roll, slathered with hoochie coo and topped with
the cherry from some willing band-aid (thanks, Ms. Penny Lane). TAB the
band strips things down to their unmentionables and then proceeds to
mention them in dirty, funky songs with irresistible choruses like "I drown
every time I hear that sound!" The trio of Adrian Perry (vocals, bass),
Tony Perry (guitar) and Ben Tileston (drums) moves with just enough
sophistication to be dangerous. A bit more "classic rock" than say Rose
Hill Drive or Wolfmother, TAB has the jittery bark of the New York Dolls
and Toys In The Attic-era Aerosmith, which is fitting given that Joe Perry
is Tony and Adrian's dad. But there's no need for nepotism here.
Boston Music Spotlight-
"Do yourself a favor
and check out Pulling Out Just Enough to Win. Garage rock hasn't sounded
this effortlessly classic in years."
"'Pulling Out Just Enough to Win,' an album of
rousing power-trio rock"
"Pulling Out Just Enough To Win
August 15th- Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plyouth, MA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Opening for Stone Temple Pilots and Black
Rebel Motorcycle Club) - Charlotte, North Carolina
August 19th- UCF
Arena (Opening for Stone Temple Pilots and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)-
August 22nd- Ford Amphitheatre (Opening for Stone
Temple Pilots and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) - Tampa, Florida
23rd- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Opening for Stone Temple Pilots
and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) - Alpharetta, Georgia
Mercury Lounge, NY, NY
Sept 13th- Great Scott - Boston,