song premiere: "Bless This Mess" - The Rizzos
With a flourish of energy and a whole lot of fun, The Rizzos make their return, releasing "Bless This Mess" from an upcoming 7' split with Top Nachos on King Pizza Records. "Bless This Mess" is a rattling riot, a storm that continues to gather force before an abrupt, and totally sweet ending. The track, which clocks in at just under two minutes, starts with a deep guitar line that's quickly joined by other elements of strings and percussion. The instrumental pattern remains the same for much of the track, encouraging you along as the world around the band (and us) seemingly begins to crumble. In its final moments their voices join together, practically screaming instructions for one to leave. It's wicked fast and utterly enjoyable, and as the band explained to TGE, the track also holds some spooky importance.
Earlier this year, a series of troubling incidents occurred in Justin's apartment building which led his landlady to believe that the place had been cursed by an evil spirit. She came to him one day at her wit's end, asking if he knew a rabbi who might be able to come cleanse the apartments. He didn't know any rabbis so he wrote a song instead. This song is about how homes can become war zones and how families can be split by greed and mistrust. You don't have to be possessed to be haunted by a possession.
cover art: Rachele Volpe + band photo: Jeanette D. Moses