"Justine and the Unclean turn up the volume, the snarl, and pull their mash-up of early rock and roll, ’60s garage rock, power pop, punk, and glam rock kicking and screaming into 2018." - 50third and 3rd
"Falling somewhere between the band’s punkier traits and cool power pop" - Real Gone
- #1 on The Secret Weapon/Indie Radio Alliance and spent most of the past year in their Top 5
- Sirius XM airplay from Rodney Bingenheimer, Bill Kelly, and Genya Raven on Little Steven's Underground Garage
- Justine and the Unclean have received continued Airplay on WMBR, WZLX (Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood),Indie617 (Oedipus), WMFO, Tommy Unit Live on Real Punk Radio, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland on WFMU, No Filter with Kim Olin, and more!
Justine and the Unclean are back ready to Runaway with you on their sophomore release... Heartaches And Hot Problems, a brand new batch of power-pop punk songs injected with a dash of hard rock -- another set of steely-eyed takes on love, loss, and the fucked-up, weird, and painful ways it ends. Or begins.
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.
released December 7, 2018
Justine Covault - vocals and guitar
Charles Hansen - guitar
Janet Egan King - bass and backing vocals
Jim Janota - drums
Written by Justine Covault, copyright 2018
Produced and engineered by David Minehan at
Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham MA
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU