Brooklyn psychedelic garage rock scorchers Prince Rupert’s Drops premiere “Lungs”from their upcoming debut Run Slow on East Village Radio.
“Lungs” is Run Slow’s opener and it couldn’t be a more perfect introduction to the world of Prince Rupert’s Drops. Clocking in at seven-and-a-half minutes, the track begins as a melodic country-rock ramble before shifting into a head-spinning over-drive jam, displaying the band can write tunes and take them for a ride.
– Jeff Conklin for East Village Radio
Run Slow is the debut effort from the long-time outfit’s first LP, set to be released via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records on November 13. For more of what to expect from Prince Rupert’s Drops, give a listen to LP track “Pillar to Post.”
Praise for Prince Rupert’s Drops
Killer garage rock.
They blew us away with their British-influenced psychedelic sound. What this band lacks in visibility is more than made up for by their playing, led by the charismatic playing of lead guitarist Bruno Meyrick-Jones and second guitarist (and vocalist) Leslie Stein.
I was fairly blown away by their set. They use tried-and-true (but excellent) guitar riffs to build upon each other making twisting, turning rock compositions that were a joy to hear.
New York Rock Market
About Prince Rupert’s Drops
At the inspired urging of original bassist Brad Truax (Home, Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue, Interpol, to name a few) the somewhat secretive Prince Ruperts Drops were formed in the Brooklyn of 2005, comprised of acclaimed comics-artist Leslie Stein (guitar, vox), fellow former Broke Revue-er Bruno Meyrick-Jones (guitar, vox), and former Osprey Steve McGuirl (drums, percussion). The band soon drew comparisons to the likes of The Groundhogs & Captain Beefheart- a sound that quickly developed and broadened to accommodate the emerging song-writing styles of each member. Following Brad’s departure in 2008 to focus on high-end tour-managing, the band were joined by longtime friend and multi-talented bass-player Chad Laird (Land of Tomorrow, Jantar), thus adding another powerful cylinder to the songwriting engine. Their increasingly versatile and engaging approach has won them occupying support slots for acts broad in scope as psychedelic noiseniks Black Dice to country rockers Oakley Hall (to whom Steve has lent his talents on occasion). In 2012 PRD has been joined on stage and in the studio by another longtime-friend and former guest-musician, synthesizer-sorceress Kirsten Nordine (Jantar), turning the musical feast into a rich sonic banquet set to wow the ears of one and all.