As most in the Boston music scene know, the Rock And Roll Rumble doesn’t end when the winning band is crowned. The troika that advance to the final night and rewarded with a bounty that includes studio time, and the smart bands leverage that opportunity to continue their growth. After turning heads and making it to the final of last year’s Rumble, rock quartet Await Rescue headed into the studio with Sean McLaughlin at 37 ft. Studios to bang out a pair of tracks, and their work is on full display this Friday night at Great Scott with the release of 7-inch double-a-side single “Gone Too Far”/”Own The Sky”.
And Friday is just the beginning.
“After that, we are currently wrapping up the mixing for two more songs that we also got to record as part of our Rumble winnings,” says guitarist Andrew Morse, “and we will release those probably in the fall some time. But as is always the case, by the time you are able to get something down and recorded, there is a backlog of new material waiting to be recorded, so we hope to get back into a studio sometime soon and keep plugging away.”
In the meantime, Await Rescue have two blistering new songs that captured the raw energy of their live sets. Of “Own The Sky”, a recognizable track to anyone who caught the band at the Rumble, frontman John Cutulle says: “It’s important to humble yourself in life. It took me longer than it should have to understand that, and this song was a way of getting over the hump and sort of solidifying my current outlook on life and the world.” The idea behind “Gone Too Far” is similar. “Every action has a result,” Cutulle adds. “Some good, some really not so good. This song meant, to me, that it’s a very crucial part in growing to understand the outcome of everything one does.”
Sometimes outcomes pay dividends.
Check out both songs below, and tune in to “This Is 617” on VanyaRadio all week (broadcasting at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time) to hear Await Rescue spotlighted as Studio 52’s featured band of the week. Details on their Great Scott release party after the Bandcamp jump…