Hussies

New Music Critique: Hussies

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Hussies are a guitar-driven Omaha quartet who go all-out on every single song. And though their frenetic “meet-you-at-the-finish-line” style often threatens to disintegrate into chaos, it never does, thanks to the band’s tight, agile musicianship. That’s the good news. On the downside, though, Hussies’ material is too similar-sounding from song to song (“Red Lights” is pretty catchy), and the trebly, lo-fi manner in which it has all been recorded causes singer Tom Bartolomei to be continually overwhelmed. It’s as if the band was placed in a garage with a couple of mics and told to “just go for it.” What these recordings do suggest is that Hussies might be a terrific balls-to-the-wall live act.

Contact: ben.eisenberger@gmail.com
Web: hussiesband.bandcamp.com
Seeking: Label, Tour
Style: Garage, Riff Rock