Braddock Station Garrison doesn’t waste any time getting back to work after last year’s release High Water. The four-piece band from Washington D.C. hit the studio and recorded another eight songs. With a new bassist on board and rekindled energy they are going to drop A Hint of Recognition on the 19th of April.
A Hint of Recognition further solidifies Braddock Station Garrison as a very capable rock band that can deliver the goods. The songs are no-frills pop/rock that is catchy and often memorable. One of the reasons for this is because of the lead singer Steve Schillinger who has a unique voice that you don’t hear every day. He has a slight southern country twang where at times you can hear a tinge of Elvis. It’s those moments where he exaggerates his voice.
The album starts off strong with “Forgotten Teenage Dream.” It’s an upbeat song revolving around power chords and a walking bass line. A bit of punk, a bit of rock and it works. The band rides a similar wave with “She’s Too Cool.” It’s certainly a catchy tune.
“Lies” doesn’t rock quite as hard but relies on one of the most recognizable chord progressions in rock history. It’s a nice change of pace but the band can’t resist staying off the distortion pedals the whole time. The band breaks out a knee stomper with some attitude entitled “Cindy.” It’s a solid bar song that is fit for a night of drinking and danger. The highlight of the album is arguably “Never In Danger.” It reminded me of a song you would hear during a montage in a ‘80s movie.
Braddock Station Garrison isn’t doing anything that hasn’t been done before. The music isn't the most technically impressive thing I have heard but they can definitely churn out a solid tune. There is enough diversity here to keep you engaged. Recommended.
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