Boston’s Rebuilder: ‘Stayin’ Alive’ - Local Hall Show Vibe Meets Polished Indie Punk Rebuilder
Label: A-F Records
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

Boston’s Rebuilder returns with an electrifying anthem, “Stayin’ Alive,” packing raw energy and explosive choruses, setting the stage ablaze.

Boston's Rebuilder, a ferocious punk force, have been blazing their own trail since their inception in 2013, and rules be damned. From humble beginnings, with their first show playing to a near-empty bar, to an audacious second show sharing the stage with Dropkick Murphys, they've defied conventions every step of the way.

Their debut full-length album, "Rock and Roll in America," dropped in 2015, making waves with the inclusion of "Le Grand Fromage," a standout track that caught the attention of filmmaker Kevin Smith, earning a spot on the soundtrack of his movie "Clerks 3." 2017 saw the release of their EP, "Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike," boasting infectious singles "Get up" and "Mile or An Inch."

With a firm self-proclamation as Boston's unyielding gnarly-punk outfit, Rebuilder's tireless pursuit of musical authenticity has taken them far and wide, traversing both coasts, the Midwest, and even crossing borders into Canada and Mexico. Their passion for the road and stage is undeniable, and their efforts have garnered them six nominations for Best Punk Band In Boston by the esteemed Boston Music Awards.

Armed with a distinctive formula of barre-chord punk and the dynamic interplay of dual lead vocalists, Sal Ellington and Craig Stanton, Rebuilder's sound captivates with its anthemic and infectious energy. Critics and fans alike have lauded their no-frills approach, earning them high praise from BrooklynVegan and Boston Herald, amongst others.

Anticipation runs high as Rebuilder gears up for the release of their second full-length album, "Local Support," set to hit the shelves on August 11th via A-F Records. The album is an earnest tribute to the indomitable spirit of Massachusetts, with each of the eleven tracks delving into the realm of everyday joys and sorrows.

Rebuilder's new song "Stayin' Alive" is an electrifying anthem that effortlessly bridges the gap between the local hall show scene and polished musicianship. Bursting with energy, the track packs sparse moments that build anticipation, leading to explosive bombastic choruses that will ignite any crowd. It exudes the raw intensity of a band in their prime while showcasing the finesse of seasoned music veterans. 

Rebuilder's Local Support LP is a love letter for the Massachusetts music scene. As they gear up for their album release show at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, on September 1st, sharing the stage with No Trigger, Choke Up, and Trash Rabbit, the band is set to ignite the audience with their trademark unapologetic fervor and leave an their mark on the Boston punk landscape.

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