Still Waking Up
The second full-length album from gritty East Coast rockers Rain Over St. Ambrose, Still Waking Up is already grabbing attention, and deservedly so. The full-throated rock roar and intense mood reminds us of Social Distortion and The Gaslight Anthem, with their sing-along choruses being a real asset. Some serious names are involved in the album: Tim D'Eon of Wintersleep produced, Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian) mixed it in Scotland, and Greg Calbi (War on Drugs, St. Vincent) mastered it. They've been nominated for four Music Nova Scotia Awards for earlier work, and this record will surely boost that tally. A refreshing Rain indeed.
ROSA have upcoming gigs at The Red Knight in Yarmouth on June 26 and The Seahorse Tavern in Halifax, July 10. Let's hope for national touring to follow.