The RUBS – ” Dust “

Posted: July 17, 2022 in MUSIC

The Rubs, were one of the finest of Chicago’s last wave of rock’n roll resuscitation of the late 2010s, who uprooted the whole project for greener pastures in Kansas City, MO, yet still continues to churn forth incredible hooks by the bucket-load, no matter where they land. Here we have the anxiously awaited third long-player, “Dust” – still entirely written, composed, and performed by the one-man-army that is Joey Rubbish, and still creating those invigorating waves of euphoria you’ve come to know and love from this essential hit-machine. After settling into a new living situation in a new city, the hits just kept pouring out, and as the dust settled after several reconfigurations over the next years, the “Dust” LP finally took its final, gleaming form, as the LP you have here. It’s another knockout collection of pristine power-pop bangers laced with mesmerizing guitar and/or sizzling mellotron solos, woven into impossibly contagious harmonies .

And as The Rubs have always had a clear window open on the meat-grinder of influences, with this outing you’ll feel whisps of the ethereal late 60s Kinks, soft explosions twisting effortlessly around core-revitalizing melodic exercises that might even make the Everlys blush with envy. “Dust” is one of those eternal records that seems like its always been here, and will always remain, its just always been behind a corner you hadn’t looked around yet. The sheer quality of these tracks and seamless execution are a marvel of the modern world’s DIY ethos in practice. There don’t seem to be many folks making records this brutally simple and honest in these sad, sad times, and its our hope that “Dust’s” hypnotic allure sticks to you as well, as it always has that tendency to do in a world of endless static electricity.

Recommended If You Like: The Beat, Donny Denim, The Jeanies, Kinks, The Toms, Plimsouls, Nick Lowe, Real Kids, The Fevers, Dutchess & Duke, Rockpile, Wreckless Eric 

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