past several years with their blend of hard hitting
spaceindie splatter music. After recording a self -
released EP Roue' went through a slight line - up
change adding Steve Melhman (of Pere Ubu/Rocket
From the Tombs fame) to the mix. Roue' has now
redefined their sound with a rock solid bottom,
guitars that blow your head off and vocals out of
left field. The band released their debut album with Exit Stencil Recordings May 10th.
Who: the best band we've heard from cleveland since---well, in a really long time.
Sounds like: fractured post-punk that channels the noisy gap between Thurston Moore and Kevin Shields.
How is it?: If Upward Heroic Motive is the soundtrack to a nervous breakdown (and it very well could be), rip off the knob and pass us a straightjacket.
Rocks like: The Fall. Television. My Bloody Valentine."
"Upward Heroic Motive is an unexpected treat. Reminiscent of '90s post-punk icons Drive Like Jehu minus the math, RouÃ© are relentless in assailing their instruments and your ears in turn. Borrowing tricks from '90s hardcore and post-punk, along with occasional straight-up rock riffs, the Cleveland, Ohio quartet creates an atomically charged and wholly unstable brand of rock."
" Lead singer Justin Coulter at times sounds like Television era Richard Hell . . .The rhythm section is a freight train at full - throttle . . . blends indie, feedback - based drone, with smatterings of right coast hard core. The Upward Heroic Motive is a surprisingly polished debut. Once you board the train, there's no getting off until the end of the line."
- UDC Advocate
" Roue's sound comes with lacerating guitars and even
sharper wit. "
- Cleveland Scene
Check out the artist's website:
1. All About Time
2. Rockin' This Disaster
3. To the Click
4. Danger! On Fire
5. Speaking of Hair
6. Bender Season
7. March of the Bonfire
8. Your Name On It
9. 32 Hike
10. Static Attraction