When Demon Beat drummer, Jordan Hudkins, began writing songs of his own, he gave it the moniker Rozwell Kid. Drawing inspiration from the LA power-pop and 90s post-grunge he listened to growing up, Hudkins writes noisy odes to adolescence, mixing one part apathy and two parts sincerity.
Rozwell Kid will release their sophomore effort, Unmacho on February 13th, 2013. By the end of the album, you find Hudkins’ “Kid” has begun to take on a life of his own: he’s a sociable loner, a disillusioned partier, and a heartbroken fool, through and through. Hudkins bolsters his storytelling with music that bursts with restless energy, its foot firmly planted on the gas.
“Van Man” is the first single off of Unmacho. It’s a succinct headbanger with lyrics that mean nothing and everything at the same time. “I’m a van man, baby!” sounds like the battlecry of suburbia. But for a group of rockers from West Virginia (think band van), it is also a plan of escape. Crashes and kicks, lightning storm solos, and a millisecond pause to catch your breath: hold on. It’s gonna be a wild ride.