Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Rupert Selection - "Taking Turns"

Photo by Peter McManus

Who would have thought that Boston would be the epicenter of a grunge reemergence in 2023? The Rupert Selection are one of the band's leading the charge, and they just released a brand new single. "Taking Turns" sounds like pure grunge. It's the kind of song that could easily be on some obscure grunge compilation from 1992. It somehow encompasses the sounds of earlier bands like Tad with some of the later, more alt-rock bands like the Toadies. "Taking Turns" is especially going to slam your nostalgia button down on the chorus. This is a powerhouse of a song that is just giant guitars, thundering drums, and snarling vocals. 

Vocalist/guitarist Reilly Somach says of the band's new single:

"This song definitely continues the heavier musical path we've been on. The theme of this album was definitely to make things bigger, heavier, but also emphasize we're a three-piece. Trying to do more with less. Keeping things simple and not overthinking.

You can listen to "Taking Turns" below. For more on The Rupert Selection, check out the band's website.

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