Lead single from Indiana rock outfit Outerfield’s new album, Pleasant Grove Hotel, is called “Dust” and it asks exactly what we’ve done in the name of “progress”. With a decidedly grunge influenced brand of modern indie rock, the group blends metallic riffs, 90s pop hooks, and modern indie rock to create a unique sound that feels distinctly made for 30 somethings drinking at their favorite dive bar and hoping to take in a good rock show.
The band’s sound has been favorably compared to the like of the Posies and Wilco, though 90s grunge kids like myself are likely to hear a good deal of that era’s sound flowing through Outerfield, as well – especially vocally.
Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.