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Top Local Release of 2011
This CD was recorded in drummer Joe Patten's Carver studio with some more work done at The Outpost in Stoughton. Look out Aerosmith, there is a new hard-rockin' arena act on the South Shore. This trio of rock vets has a clean, stripped dow sound with fine vocals from Paul Amenta, and a solid drive of the rhthm section of Patten and Bassist David Dunn. Smart songwriting, taut licks and a real energy - this is the real deal". Jay Miller, Patriot Ledger Boston based trio Huxster proudly releases their sophomore album “Side two”. With lead vocals and song writing duties spilt between guitarist Paul Amenta and bassist Dave Dunn the band gets back to the purest form of what this pop power trio does. “We wanted to make this album as close to our live show as we could” says drummer Joe Patten. Mixed by legendary engineer Jim Siegel (Mighty Mighty Bostones, Dropkick Murphy) the drum sound is live, the guitars chunky, and the bass slightly overdriven. The focus is the song. With two lead vocalist, all songs feature extensive harmonies. From the feature track “I Believe You’re Right” reminiscent of Alice in Chains, to the dark sea shanty of “Island” the harmonies pulse through every song. Track 10 “The Truth” will be featured in the upcoming movie “Time and Charges” written and directed by Academy Award winning author Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond & 1969). Thompson, a fan of Huxster, contacted David Dunn and asked him to write music to accompany his lyrics for a chase scene in the upcoming film. Huxster is currently in the studio working on two upcoming releases; an acoustic EP and the full length follow-up to Side Two