Dustin Ritter Band
There is nothing more satisfying as a reviewer than cracking the seal on a disk from a Saskatchewan band and truly enjoying what I hear.
Thanks to the Dustin Ritter Band that was the reaction I had from Dead Airwaves.
The three piece unit, Ritter on guitar and vocals, Travis Reshaur on bass and Judd Stachoski, hail from Regina, and their indie rock music immediately caught my attention.
The opening song, No Avoiding This was an excellent intro into the CD and certainly set the scene for the rest of a very fine debut effort.
As you might realize by now, I thoroughly enjoyed this disk.
Not every song is a gem. Let's Pretend, Ltd. and Stuck in the Psych Ward, are not the best, but they are all right.
Broke Feet, Do This Thing and Swing for the Fence by contrast are the better cuts and show the potential of this trio.
Now the DRB is not likely to break huge, but they have a sound that would make them fun live, and will likely get them some university radio play.
The disk might not be on a must buy list, but when you factor in the Saskatchewan connection, I'd suggest you give them a listen.
Check it out at www.myspace.com/dustinritterband
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Feb 16, 2011 - Yorkton, SK. Canada