Dragging Your Axe Behind You

Dragging Your Axe Behind You

JERSEY BEAT.COM – from the Editors Desk – Jan 2015
Eastern Anchors jokingly refer to themselves as “dad rock” in interviews but don’t be fooled; they might have careers and kids, but these New Jersey indie-rock lifers are still making music as potent and rousing as what they were doing back in the Nineties, when frontman Walter Greene and bassist Dave Urbano anchored New Brunswick’s great Aviso’Hara. With a template that still relies on crunchy guitars, melodic basslines, and powerful drums, the 7-track “Dragging Your Axe Behind You” (Viva! La Hara Records) was released just before Christmas as a teaser for the band’s next full length. From the soaring hook of “Above Your Station” (Soul Asylum wrestling Husker Du to a draw) to the plaintively yearning “Stop The Astronaut” (one of Greene’s signature modes of expression) to the Superchunk-meets-“Drop The Mids”-era Aviso brio of the title track, this long EP/short album never falters. The previously released “Under The Influence Of fIREHOSE” which pays tribute to one of the band’s major influences – spiritually and musically – while “Something Might Be Wrong” practically writes a textbook on melodic, crunchy 90’s alt-rock. The dazzling riffage of “Tres Banditos” wraps things up like Sonic Youth at their poppiest. News that drummer Ken Forbes has been replaced by monster drummer Brian Stoor augurs well for a brilliant 2015 from these guys.

 


Radio Valencia FM Interview with Conan Neutron on Protonic Reversal

Radio Valencia FM Interview with Conan Neutron on Protonic Reversal

protonic reversal eastern anchors interview with Conan Neutron Radio Valencia FM

Dave did a radio interview on Conan Neutron’s show Protonic Reversal radio show. Talk Rock radio entertainment for a whole hour discussing playing 45’s at 33 and 1/3 and other inane things. Conan spins the new Eastern Anchors track “Above Your Station” from our split 7″ with Zero For Conduct and a couple tunes from the CD Drunken Arts and Pure Science. The show was a load of fun to do and hang out with him and his co-host Brandi. We gab about all the different bands Jon Reis and Rick Frohberg have been in over the years, the eastern anchors Rockumentary, and a whole other bunch of nonsense.

Can’t wait to go back.

Eastern Anchors on Rollingstone.com

Eastern Anchors on Rollingstone.com

Eastern Anchors on Rollingstone.com Daily Download

It’s not often Walter gets to tell the editors of Rolling Stone something but on Doom’s Day Eastern Anchors were featured on RollingStone.com Daily Download with our song “Leading with your right” but it happened. The photo was taken just for this bit of press by our good friend and fashion and lifestyle photographer  Roderick Angle. There’s a couple more photos from that session on our contact page if you want to check them out. He made the band look fairly handsome but still 90’ish.

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