The RHR artist song of the week comes from Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules. The New Album, The Cause of Many Troubles, has been on repeat during my travels this winter. It’s been with me to Jamaica, London, Florence and Cambridge and it fits every moment. The track “Sexy Girl” (CLICK HERE) is our Thursday Track this week, but I implore you to check out the rest of the album as soon as possible!
A snippet of an album review from CBC’s Bob Mersereau
“What makes these tracks so enjoyable is how well Marsh has put them together. With a rather encyclopaedic knowledge of rock’s past, he can summon just the right guitar line, the perfect background vocals, the right time to use a crazy synth, the appropriate amount of echo on his voice, all the little pieces that make each song sound so great. And what’s so interesting is he takes all these bits and pieces, largely found in late 60’s to mid 70’s albums, and spins them into thoroughly contemporary alt-pop. So you get all these moments where you start thinking about, say, the big Traffic/Mad Dogs and Englishmen/Delaney & Bonnie sound on the title track, or the winking nod to Bowie in This Is How We Say Goodnight (“So let’s talk serious under the moonlight”), but there’s no one song that they resemble, nor seems more vintage than new.”