#reviewoftheweek / Rustic Overtones - Let's Start A Cult 2
I think we all kinda knew that Rustic Overtones would be back after they "broke up" in the middle of the last decade. But, since reforming and recording music together again, they have put together some excellent and classic music. In fact, if the music industry embraced them for what they had to offer back in the late 90's, the music that they have put out over the last 5 years would have been delivered about 10 years ago! Regardless, this short and potent addition of the Overtones' catalogue, showcases all eras of their greatness. The absolute standout track is "Martyrs" which features some killer guitar playing by Eric Krasno of Soulive (also a bandmate of RO's own Ryan Zoidis in Lettuce). Their grooviness is highlighted on the song "High On Everything" which is a track that could have easily found it's way onto their major label debut "Viva Nueva!" which was supposed to catapult them into the alternative jam band stratosphere and set them up as the next DMB. Well, the show must go on, and the first track on this album showcases why the band's stock is as valuable today as it was ever predicted to be. Everything happens for a reason, and now, Rustic Overtones' cult of followers are proof enough that this band and album are, at the very least, stellar.