Water does for Rusty Shipp what Space did for the Galactic Cowboys on Rusty Shipp’s Liquid Exorcist. I’m pleased to announce that they knock the wind right out of my sails on their latest extended play recording.
The thematic possibilities are endless for the band out of Tennessee who treads some pretty deep waters on their latest release Liquid Exorcist. Like Galactic Cowboys, Rusty Shipp delivers multiple layers of raw riffage with a highly effective degree of melodic complexity. Their righteous blend of grunge, prog and classic metal served up with a shot of fuzz pop form a satisfying framework for Rusty Shipp’s conceptual brand of aquatic rock.
“Simple H2O crushing your machines / Ships and submarines breaking down to smithereens / The breakers won’t desist clinging to your wrist like exorcists / Feeling for the pulse of a human being” - Breaking Waves
Rusty Shipp is the brainchild of the band’s front man and creative genius, Russ T. Shipp, who infuses the album’s overarching nautical themes with lyrical depth and spiritual urgency. Death, life, nature, technology, politics, war, survival, perseverance and redemption are just some of the topics thoughtfully explored.
Highlights include the radio ready “Breaking Waves” and a cover of Audioslave’s “Show Me How to Live.”
So what are you waiting for??? Check your map and discover this treasure of a band! RustyShipp.com