Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Justine and The Unclean - "The Chasm"

Boston's Justine and The Unclean make the kind of rock and roll that doesn't break any new ground but still sounds fresh. Their latest single, "The Chasm," is just loud garage rock and roll with a cleaner, fresh sound that accepts it's own poppy side. It's power pop with an emphasis on both the power and the pop. It's reminding me of the speed of the Ramones with the arena rocking guitar solos of Cheap Trick and the gorgeous grit of Belly. This is the kind of song that will remind you why you love rock so much.

In a Bandcamp post, songwriter Justine Covault says of the new song:

"This song is about when a breach of trust between two people causes a blinding flash of insight. Sometimes pain can be very instructive.
"I'm really excited about what The Unclean brought to this song. I told them that in my mind, it should sonically resemble The Who's power chords and bombastic rhythm section -- and so, instrumentally they channeled Pete, Keith, and John right into it!"

You can listen to "The Chasm" below. The song is currently available as a single via Red On Red Records, and can be purchased through Bandcamp. For more on Justine and The Unclean, check out the band on Facebook.

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