“Sounds like the Ramones.”
“Reminds me of...Lucinda Williams?”
“Yeah, but...I hear the Buzzcocks, too…”
More Prissteens than pristine, Justine and the Unclean’s prerelease debut single “Love Got Me Into This Mess” / “Passive Aggressive Baby” off the band’s fall 2017 debut “Get Unclean” is rushing down the Rum Bar and into your ears here: rumbarrecords.bandcamp.com
The Unclean are Boston music heavyweights, including Justine Covault (Malachite, Grand Theft Auto, Quest For Tuna) as lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter; Justine’s partner in crime from Malachite and Swank Janet Egan King (Heidi, Malachite, Swank, Tulips), on powerhouse bass lines & dirty-sweet harmony backing vocals; Charles Hansen (Rock Bottom, Tom Baker & the Snakes, Gymnasium, The Handymen) on ferocious lead guitar attack. Jim Janota (Upper Crust, The Bags, Rock Bottom) swings the lumber (dude, are those two-by-fours?) to round out the rock n’ roll assault.
It’s punk. It’s power pop. It’s power pop punk. It’s paisley rock. It’s glam metal. The record has it all: anthems, hooks, raw power, big amps, scorching guitars, a massive rhythm section worthy of any arena, and utterly irresistible choruses.
“Get Unclean” was recorded by the legendary David Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound and mastered by Danny the K after a mad year-long writing binge during which Justine cranked out more than 50 songs full of steely-eyed takes on love and the fucked-up, weird, and painful ways it ends. Or begins.
Get Unclean. You’ll feel better.
released November 24, 2017
Justine Covault - vocals and guitar
Charles Hansen - guitar
Janet Egan King - bass and backing vocals
Jim Janota - drums
Produced and engineered by David Minehan at
Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham MA
Mastered by Danny the K
Design and layout by Crispin Wood
Band photo by Duncan Wilder Johnson
All songs by Justine Covault, copyright 2017