In August 2015 The Rebels released a new EP entitled, “Move On,” the first full-band studio recording with the original core members. This most recent release has Jered Shaw, David Koenig, and Susan Renee-Thiede reworking four of their classic songs and adding a new baby to the bunch, “Slow On You.” Opening with a riff stolen straight from Rich Robinson’s guitar case, this new track melds the salty-drawl of Shaw’s voice and the sweet glow of Renee-Thiede into a heaving love ballad.
Nothing worth doing is ever easy, and that includes the development of this EP. The recording experience turned gruesome following a hard drive crash and most of the recordings lost. But with patience, positive attitudes and the benefit of producer/engineer John Swamy, the trio picked up the pieces and turned a little extra studio time into the polished “Move On” EP.
The EP’s title track profiles the energy of the band through bruising harmonica, potent vocals and a passionate groove, one that provides both the stamina and ideal rhythm for chopping the nights firewood. Rounding out the EP are “Sweetheart Dance”, “Down and Dirty Blues” and "Sweet Salvation." The swampy, harp-laden blues of “Sweetheart Dance” outlines a stormy relationship that erupts into a passionate exchange of hostility between vocalists Shaw and Renee-Thiede. With the gas pedal on the floor, "Down & Dirty Blues" is a rousing acoustic based rocker that accents Shaw’s vocal grit and spotlights Koenig’s rhythmic leads. Then there's the opening track,"Sweet Salvation." The soulful country ballad sets the scene on a moonlit front porch for lead female vocalist Susan Renee-Thiede to proclaim, "If it don't matter in the morning, then it don't really matter at all."
released August 21, 2015
All songs written by Green Mountain Rebels
Produced/Engineered/Mastered by John Swamy
Eric Swanson: drums on "Down and Dirty Blues", "Sweetheart Dance" and "Move On"
Brad Reuber: drums on "Sweet Salvation" and "Slow on You"
Craig Pierson: piano on "Sweetheart Dance"
John Swamy: bass on all tracks, piano on "Down and Dirty Blues" & "Sweet Salvation", organ on "Move On" & "Slow on You", acoustic rhythm guitar on "Sweet Salvation" & "Slow on You", electric lead guitar on "Move On".
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