Reviewed by: Jane Roser
Listening to Amenti Rover’s self titled debut EP was a nostalgic blast from the past and took me back to my late 80’s high school days when my friends and I used to hang out listening to Grateful Dead and Jethro Tull records (as in vinyl, as in those were the good ol’ days).
Recorded in guitarist/producer/engineer Chris Baker’s home studio, Amenti Rover released their first single ‘Jezebel’ last month and it’s wicked fun. The song starts off like a bullet from a gun and just rocks out for the entire track. The album has a classic rock feel, which is no surprise given their influences include such 70’s rock icons as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath (and I pick up a tinge of Cream and Jethro Tull, as well). But while you can really hear the influence these bands had on songs such as “Jezebel” and “Tired Of It”, which is a cool bluesy, “Dazed And Confused”-esque number, make no mistake that Amenti Rover marches to the beat of their own unique drum. All five songs on this album deliver and then some. I’m excited to hear what’s next for this band and I can only imagine what an awesome time a live show must be.
Would I drive from DC to Philly to catch these guys live? Absoeffin’lutely.