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New Audio: Booster Club Shares an Anthemic Ode to Failure

Raleigh–Durham-based indie outfit Booster Club features a collection of grizzled North Carolina scene vets: Steven Bailey (vocals, guitar), who has had stints with Indiobravo, The Jaded Rakes, Paloma and Waxing Myrna; Alan Levine (bass), who has played with Bob Funck Band, Coytah, and Indiobravo; and Joey Zielazinski (drums), who had had stints with Secretary Pool and The Softeners.

Earlier this year, I wrote about “Say It Out Loud,” an anthemic, college radio friendly jam built around enormous hooks, fuzzy power chords and heart-proudly-on-sleeve performances from old pros. At its heart, the song is a vital and powerful reminder that craft and earnestness are timeless whether you’re 20., 40 or 60 — and that this music thing is for the young, and the forever young at heart.

“Failure,” the North Carolina-based outfit’s latest single “Failure” continues a run of 120 Minutes-era MTV/college radio-like material built around the band’s penchant for big, catchy hooks but paired with a 12 bars blues-like guitar line, a simple old-timey backbeat and a heartbreakingly earnest vocal delivery. The song evokes a familiar feeling for anyone in a creative field — that nagging sensation of failure that’s always right around the corner.


Booster Club’s “Set Down” Sparks Electrifying Trip Down Memory Lane of Classic Rock.

The latest single from Booster Club, “Set Down,” is a tribute to the golden age of rock. The band from Raleigh-Durham has expertly blended nostalgic riffs with modern punk energy, resulting in a triumphant track. Their undeniable talent and unwavering passion for music create an electrifying experience that will captivate any rock enthusiast. .

The song “Set Down” by Booster Club immediately captures your attention with its raw and edgy sound that takes you back to the golden era of classic rock. The powerful guitar riffs, reminiscent of iconic bands like The Replacements and Hüsker Dü, create a thrilling and energetic atmosphere. Steven Bailey’s vocals are authentic and passionate, perfectly matching the song’s rebellious spirit.

What makes Booster Club unique is its ability to blend anthemic hooks with art-rock chaos seamlessly, showcasing its modern sensibilities. “Set Down” is an exhilarating trip down memory lane that offers a fresh take on the college radio sound with a contemporary edge.

“Set Down” is a must-listen for rock enthusiasts who crave a nostalgic yet electrifying musical experience. With their undeniable talent and genre-defying approach, Booster Club is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the rock scene.

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