The Rye Brothers seven-song release is strong and smooth like your favorite rye whiskey.
The Rye Brothers are self-described as a “Power Pop Country Quartet” drawing influences from “Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick… while pulling from modern country rockers Eric Church, Justin Moore, Randy Houser, and Dwight Yoakum.”
The band currently has seven songs available for free on their website.
“Sixteen” is the first track in your ears. This song will take you back to when you were a 16-year-old kid looking to find adulthood but still holding a level of innocence to the world. As the first song on the release, it serves as an excellent introduction for the listener. We are taken from the image of sneaking the keys to dad’s truck and heading to a party hosted by cheerleaders. Chorus after chorus we are next to the Rye Brothers as they tell the story about a successful night for a 16-year-old who gets into mischief and pulls it off. No way the listener can’t have a flashback to a moment he or she pulled off a late night party and didn’t get caught.
Showcasing their country influences, “Guitar With a Missing String” would fit right in on your playlist between Tyler Farr and Old Dominion. The guitar solos and vocals are pure pop country. By song’s end, the analogy of missing someone in your life will be “like a guitar missing a string.”
If you have several speeding tickets against your license, don’t drive and listen to “Coupe Deville.” Just sitting in a chair, the guitar intro will have you pushing the imaginary pedal to the floor. The speed of the guitars, bass, and drums feel like driving in light traffic in a car with serious horsepower able to break away and leave the pack behind. “Coupe DeVille” has all of it and a modern Lynard Skynard feel.
The Rye Brothers are currently on tour in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.