Saturday, September 17, 2011

Would You Take a (Love) Bullet For Me?

Three months ago, in the East Village's notorious bar Three of Cups, brewed a vivifying inkling exiled from the minds of two girls who want to make an impact on the way we hear and see rock music. Rock n'roll virtuosos Ky DiGregorio and Rebecca Kiembock have embarked on a journey that has spawned the birth of Jet Boy Records, affectionally dubbed the "rock n'roll revival label," to today, as their first signed band is on the cusp of releasing their EP for the world to hear.

Jet Boy Records, an homage to the Dolls' (No, not Goo Goo Dolls, any rock n'roll enthusiast who thinks of Goo Goo Dolls when I say Dolls needs to get punched in the fallopian tube) infectious record, "Jet Boy." Aimed at a modern day reinterpretation of the infamous 70's NYC rock scene, Ky and Rebecca hope to spread the ideals and sounds of music that seemed to dissipate overtime with the introduction of auto-tone and #1's you can't tell the difference between.

Rock n' roll is not just about the music, it's an attitude. It's harnessed intrinsically and exudes itself by virtue of fashion, ideals, and even how you walk. You may say Jet Boy Records was brought into this world at the wrong time; a time when our airwaves are plagued with a plethora of frivolous over-produced Top 40 melodic travesties, but I say it's just the PERFECT time. If you dig deep enough, you can find bands all over the underground NYC scene that make you feel like stepped through a portal and walked right into CBGB. There's a palpable energy that may cause borderline hallucination such as seeing Johnny Thunders (whom I credit with the instigation of my puberty) smoking a cigarette, or you may catch a glimpse of The Heartbreakers on stage, and maybe even Sable Starr and Nancy Spungen trying to get someone to shoot them up. It's this iconic, morally ambiguous age that Jet Boy Records endeavors to capture and rejuvenate. They're an impeccable rock label paradigm that'll revive the way music thrived in 1970's New York City.

Now, I've been blessed to have Love Bullet's EP grace my ears prior to its official release in a few weeks. My dear friend Ky e-mailed it to me followed by ineffable joy surging through my body after I heard the record. It's the product of many sleepless nights, extreme fatigue due to excessive heat, perpetual espresso binges, and around the clock inebriation. And it's PURE unbridled magic.

Love Bullet's mantra and sound is very reminiscent of the Ramones. Tracks such as "Touch It" and "Like A Drug" permeate your cerebellum and are on mental repeat all day long. Lyrically and sonically, it fits right into my punk rock playlists and fails to disappoint when I play it for my friends. My undying infatuation with this album will unequivocally progress with every band that Jet Boy Records recruits into their rock empire. 

Make sure you follow Jet Boy Records on Tumblr by clicking the image above and follow them on Twitter HERE. And of course don't forget to follow Love Bullet HERE

The EP is expected to debut on iTunes soon so you bet your tits I'll be updating this blog post as soon as it comes out. 

*This post is dedicated to Ky and rock. Because without both of you, I would not get out of bed in the morning. 

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