The Bosch | Hurry Up

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Hurry Up

by The Bosch

What might happen if Brian Wilson, Dick Dale, and Joey Ramone stayed up all night taking speed pills and Ritalin.
Genre: Rock: Garage Rock
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1. This Town
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2. Worst Thing
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3. 1776
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4. Paperback
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5. Counting
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6. Back to Reality
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Greasy twang, driving rhythms, a sense of melody and brevity contribute to a sound that draws on influences from the entirety of rock and roll’s storied history. This is The Bosch, a New York City quartet who sounds something like what might happen “if Brian Wilson, Dick Dale, and Joey Ramone stayed up all night taking speed pills and Ritalin.”

With the release of the new EP, Hurry Up, the band plans to introduce more listeners to their high-tempo, high-volume melodic pop music. Matt Harrison (guitar/vocals) and Holt Richardson (drums/vocals) trace their musical collaborations back to high school days. Joined by Andrew Raff (saxophone/keyboards) and Valerie Sauve (bass/vocals), The Bosch sound like a raucous mix of The Clash, The Violent Femmes and Phil Spector with a side of Springsteen and a dash of Man… Or Astroman.

The band’s previous album, Buy One, Get One, enjoyed spins at hundreds of college radio stations, debuted at #21 on the FMQB Specialty FM Alternative Charts in December 2005, and was featured on XM Radio’s RADAR Report and Unsigned at WOXY.com. The Bosch’s music has also been heard in independent films, the soundtrack of MTV reality programs, on video games and in national advertising campaigns for Volkswagen and Burger King.

After Hurry Up proves to have similar impact, The Bosch are confident that they will shortly be within striking distance of that ultimate rock star fantasy: the chance to hunt whales in a hovercraft.


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The Owl Magazine

We Say Buy the Record!
New York quartet The Bosch sound like a more sophisticated version of the Violet Femmes combined with many of their own original elements of punk, garage, and surf. This follow-up to their debut album Buy One, Get One is an energized EP featuring high-pumped songs "1776" and borderline surf tune "Counting." The seven songs are a great showcase to the depth of this band and a gold mine of talent for both record labels and rock fans. This is a Brooklyn gem that could contend with other big named New York bands. Interpol and The Strokes should start looking over their shoulders. -Julianne Shapiro

ReadJunk.com

The Bosch "Hurry Up" EP
Ever notice that garage bands rarely ever ROCK? Weird, right?Well, The Bosch ROCK. They hit all the right notes - their garagey swagger isn’t hipsterish - it’s a genuinely cool Lou Reed thing with even a little Joey Ramone in there. The music is great - an immensely likable mix of 60s garage, 50s r&b, and Strokesy rock. They’re also one of the only garage bands that incorporate keys and horns and have it sound awesome. But most of all, these are good songs. Too much of my time is spent reviewing stuff that may sound good, may sound bad, but preciously little of it would I listen to again, let alone put on my iPod. Many bands can sound good, but so few can write good, memorable songs. The Bosch are right there. They are in full control and they confidently rock out tunes you want to go back and hear again. Recommended for Strokes fans who don’t want a Strokes clone. - Adam Coozer

Music-Reviewer.com

Jump on Now
"Hurry Up is the debut EP from The Bosch, a New York City quartet (guitar, bass, sax/keys, and drums) that has been compared variously to Lou Reed, Joey Ramone, Brian Wilson, and Dick Dale. I’m not quite hearing that, though I can get where it comes from. Hurry Up seems to be informed by doses of east and west coast 1960s rock, taking unequal parts of Ramone’s energy, Reed’s decadence, and Dick Dale’s raucousness. Andrew Raff’s sax riffs tend to boldly shoulder themselves to the front of one’s attention; it’s inaccurate to compare The Bosch to Rockets From The Crypt, but that much under-appreciated aggregation would be a proper reference point as well.
The seven tracks on Hurry Up are of varying quality, though there is nothing really awful on here. If there is a problem on Hurry Up it’s that a couple of tracks stand head and shoulders above the rest. Counting, an instrumental, permits The Bosch to show off their stuff, and even if you’re not wild about instrumentals you should hear this one loud and repeatedly. Brooklyn Cars is another standout that for some reason puts me in the mind of ? & the Mysterians; it’s probably the organ and the sing-along nature of the tune, not to mention the energy which ? & The Mysterians exhibited in concert which was never quite captured on their studio recordings Back To Reality however, is the treasure here, a track that threatens to shake loose of the player and take off into the stratosphere. I say without exaggeration that it would be worth whatever travel time it would take to attend a Bosch performance just to hear this song live. It has simply got to be a showstopper, a song that jumps out of the gate at the very beginning and never stops building. Back To Reality is simultaneously very "now" and very retro; if it had presented as a track that was played live in roadhouses during the 1950s, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

Back To Reality is worth the price of Hurry Up's admission all by itself, but don’t miss the rest of the disc particularly the last three sides. The Bosch manages to evoke familiarity even as they sound like no one but themselves. Jump on now."-Joe Hartlaub