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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats "Tearing At The Seams"


The definition of a well-developed collection of music, it is impacted with such "finger licking" flavor, forcing you to turn it up! You can try to resist the urge, but you can’t help but to bob your head, how can you not?!

With songs like "Say It Louder", as it bluntly reveals that “Sometimes what you need is exactly what you fear” which in return challenges you to dig a little deeper into yourself! This album is the equivalent to a full spread buffet laid out in front you, and the only thing you can mentally process is…where do I even began to start? And that is the feeling that consumes you by listening to this wonderful body of work.

Tearing at the Seams gives raw vocals, and soulful bellows, with songs like "A Little Honey", exemplifying a perfect combination of rock soul & rhythm & blues. Rateliff and The Night Sweats bring the heart back into rock&roll! Bringing back that overall unity and the relatable feeling that originated in rock&roll! captivating that sound with songs like "Intro" giving a universal aura that every and anyone can sing along to, but first, I must commend the band and all the great minds involved for creating such an eclectic record, (and album might I add) the drums, the guitar, the horns, the keys! All so mm mm good, gradually mastering the right flavor for your ears.

You would imagine based on the title of the album that the tone would be set for the clingy, dark and grunge, practically begging for someone to keep you together, but no, that wasn't it at all, not in the slightest, in fact, it seems that Rateliff and The Night Sweats are vocalizing everything that actually holds them together, with songs like "I'll Be Dammed", roaring high and justifiably as he says “We were staying home to get away, Trying to loose through the hole but it’s still too late, Don’t sigh one me, Don’t size me up at all.”

Strongly displaying strength and courage, in which we all need to possess in order to not rip completely apart. Needless to say, I highly recommend that you allow these guys to incredibly transform your ears by this groovy, rock and soulful blend of an album.

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