When I first started writing for 50thirdand3rd, I made it a point to feature indie artists whenever I could. The do-it-yourself element really appeals to me. The same goes for record labels. One of the first labels to reach out to me for coverage was Greenway Records. They were kind enough to send me an EP and I was hooked. The band was The Young Rochelles. Here it is a few years later and I’m taking a listen to their latest Greenway EP Organ Trade.
Speaking of coming full circle, The Young Rochelles was Greenway Records’ first artist!
Since that release, Greenway has pounded out a steady stream of high-quality EPs and LPs. Organ Trade keeps with that tradition! What drew me into their first release was the impeccable ability to keep their personal brand of punk rock, fast and focused. A guitar, a bass, drums, and vocals, the band know exactly what works and how to manage it.
With all three tracks coming in just over 4 minutes, The Young Rochelles leave little time to mess with their formula.
Coming from New York, The Young Rochelles are in good company when it comes to punk rock. While most punk rock acts try to reinvent the proverbial wheel, this band keeps things light, fast and most importantly, fun. Each track features a sing-along chorus elevated by witty lyrics of tongue-in-cheek sarcasm. After all, the best punk records offend just as much as they make you dance!
It wouldn’t be Greenway if there weren’t a couple vinyl variants to choose from! A slick and clean clear variant limited to 100. The other is a ‘Blood & Bones’. A splatter of clear, white and red, with an exclusive hand-printed linocut cover by Dan Curran.
No matter which variant you choose, Organ Trade is an extremely fun punk romp only The Young Rochelles can deliver!
For more info on The Young Rochelles, please visit them on Facebook
To pre-order Organ Trade, please visit Greenway Records