A Loss For Words

A Loss For Words

A Loss for Words

No Sanctuary

Rise Records

More itchy buzzy power pop with sliding guitars, fuzzed up bass and angry driving lyrics flow from A Loss for Words, the latest band from Boston. They cook a solid high energy presentation with cool album covers and boast a trio of EPs, and this 11-track set is their second full album. I guess people still release albums, but for newbie bands they might as well post songs on their websites as soon as they get them mixed.

I didn’t get a track list in this download and I’m terrible at guessing titles, even when they’re available at Amazon.com, but I like the sound. The band is better at projecting tight melodies and hooky-sounding cuts while lead vocalist Matt Arsenault struggles to make himself heard. There are dual guitarists: “Nevada” Smith and Marc Dangora, and both make a full, rich, and satisfying ear-bud-testing sound. In back there’s a drummer (Jack McHugh) and off to one side a bassist (Mike Adams). Lyrically these guys are where most bands are: looking for a girlfriend, railing against the injustice of the world, and hoping to make “tour bus full of groupies” rock star status. They might rise to that hallowed level; their playing is confident, they know their songs are the ones America wants to hear, and they even get out and play as often as possible.

These guys rock, and are ready to roll. Give ’em a listen; it’s good for your soul.

A Loss for Words: www.myspace.com/alossforwordswww.riserecords.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Christian Scott
    Christian Scott

    Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Kivanç Sezer
    Kivanç Sezer

    Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.

  • Temples

    Supporting their just-released sophomore record, UK synth-pop poster boys, Temples, attracted an SRO crowd to one of Orlando’s premier nightspots.

  • Rat Film
    Rat Film

    Baltimore. Rats. A match made in Maryland.

  • Bishop Briggs
    Bishop Briggs

    Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.

  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

    There’s more than black music influencing the evolution of Rock and Roll. Native American rhymes and ideas are every bit as significant, once you know to look for them.

  • Keith Morris
    Keith Morris

    Ink 19 slings a few questions to the punk rock pioneer Keith Morris on Trump, Calexit and looking back.

  • Soul Understated
    Soul Understated

    Soul Understated was a swizzle stick of jazz, funk, pop with a dash of Radiohead in the delightful DC cocktail.

  • Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu
    Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu

    That Trip We Took With Dad is the debut feature by acclaimed Romanian short film director Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu. Generoso Fierro sat down with Lǎzǎrescu during SEEFest to discuss the comedy and drama within the adaptation of her deeply personal family story for the screen.

  • Aware

    The Book Of Wind (Glacial Movements). Review by Carl F Gauze.

From the Archives