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Gateway District

Some Days You Get The Thunder

What would a new band that features members of Banner Pilot, The Soviettes, Off With Their Heads, and Dear Landlord sound like if locked in a broom closet and forced to “come up with songs?” I’m guessing something like this release. They may be ex-members of some of these bands (I’m too lazy to check) but the influence is still there. “Bad Idea” sounds like early X while “River Trash” mines the Replacements canon for pure gold. “United Crushers” opening guitar riff sounds like the ghost of Bob Stinson even. If any of that is even remotely interesting to you, than this record will not disappoint. The Gateway District know their roots, pull them up, toss some pepper on them, and fry them up for all to enjoy. Good eats!
–Sean Koepenick (It’s Alive)

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