LA-based quintet Rose’s Pawn Shop formed in 2005 with the intent to “mix the twang of bluegrass music with the fury of rock and punk”. Almost ten years later, the boys are still in the middle of that three-way genre intersection, “where everything from fiddle solos and banjo arpeggios to the sort of chest-beating, beer-spilling gang vocals is fair game.”
Their newest release, Gravity Well, was produced by Gaslight Anthem producer Ted Hutt and funded by the band’s own fans. The album is a “blast of 21st century pickin’-party music, driven forward by five Californians who can howl, harmonize and finger-pick with all the confidence of their Nashville peers.” The album also delves into a darker area as well, conjuring up that “post-midnight hour where that party finally comes to a close”. This yin/yang combination works to create a perfectly balanced, bittersweet mixture.
Read the full Rolling Stone feature here and watch the video for opening track “What Were You Waiting For” below. Give Rose’s Pawn Shop a boost into the Radio 200 chart.