In a recent interview with Toro y Moi regarding his new album, Chaz Bundick lamented how rock has faded."It’s strange that there’s no one doing a solid rock song. It just seems like everyone is going electronic right now," he noted. You would find plenty of evidence to support the claim within both the Top 40 and independent worlds. It seems a familiar trope, particularly from elder rocksmiths of the pre-millenial era. While this take seemingly discredits the likes of Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, Mikal Cronin, Bass Drum of Death, FIDLAR, King Khan, etc, it's understandable.
However, if you share these blues, Boise's own Marshall Poole is a perfect prescription. Consisting of Rider Soran on guitar and vocals, Melanie Radford on vocals and bass, and Michael Hoobery on percussion, the band's held their own onstage with the aforementioned Mr. Segall, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Royalty and plenty more. Their no bullshit grit, commanding energy, technical chops and powerful vocals will be on full display on hometown turf this Friday at 6pm at Woodland Empire. Expect this to be one of the most lively sets of the showcase.