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At no more than a year older than me, it’s remarkable just how much Sandman Viper Command sound like seasoned vets. Of course they are: they released their first album a few years ago, not long after hitting their 20s, and they’ve spent the last few years touring relentlessly. Now, the Burlington boys with the ridiculous name are finally back with some new music. As good as their first album Everybody See This was, and it was pretty good, “Rough Love” might be better. The first single off their upcoming 7″ of the same name, the track shows the progression of a band that took a step back from school to live, breathe and study music. The Beatles influence is obvious, but it’s the song’s second half that catches my fancy, going from bouncy, riff’d out jaunt to an amplifier exploding blast of Iommi-fied groove.

Listen to it, won’t you?

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Willie
03.15.11
It really is a song of two parts. I like.

Tyler
03.15.11
The change, just in how Rob's voice is from their first album, is really prominent. And he's gotten real good at guitar.

Willie
03.15.11
I've never heard anything else from these guys except the song that you posted, but I'm going to look into this further when I get off work.

Tyler
03.15.11
Their first album's a little too "clean" for what they sound like live, but it's pretty great. I don't think it's your usual bag, it's kind of like riff-oriented, heroin infused Strokes (or the Feelies, basically), but it's great.

duckpride82
03.16.11
Sounds fairly fantastic.

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