By 2013, the Rebels were once again ready to record, but this time, as a stripped-down three-piece. The songs were disassembled and revised to their simplest form: guitar and vocals. The EP “Headed Home” was recorded over a weekend in the dells of Wisconsin during the heart of winter. The title-track connects Zeppelin-like guitar parts covered in emotive lyrics with a buoyant nostalgia. The call-and-response vocals in opposing sexes effectively convey comfort and serenity with sincerity, making it relatable while even provoking intense emotions. Another crowning moment is “Just to Get Myself to You.” The communication coupled with its strolling vibe pulls the ear through the country into a battered love song. Again, it’s sensitive and arousing sentiment with scuffing vocals that can propel this into a spirited live track.
The attitude during recording was relaxed, the atmosphere was lighthearted and the result is an authoritative rendition of their rebel-rousing, dirty-country rock and roll.
released May 18, 2013
Producer/Engineer: John Swamy
Mastered by: John Swamy
Cover Photo: Megan Zabel
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