The Nervous Eaters increase from Boston’s rock heyday

The Nervous Eaters are not a punk band. Let’s get that cleared up appropriate absent.

Part of the vanguard of Boston bands blowing minds and modifying the course of audio at the Rat in the ’70s, the Eaters invested the very last 12 months building (arguably) the greatest audio of its job. If you slept on 2022 LP “Monsters + Angels,” it’s a set of good, limited, shiny and dim tracks that selection from pop (electrical power and indie) to rock (garage and indie).

“The Eaters have constantly been a rock ‘n’ roll band and I feel that has to do with (singer/guitarist) Steve (Cataldo) being so deep,” bassist Brad Hallen told the Herald. “Besides all the r&b and British Invasion things – Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Animals, Dave Clark 5  – Steve has genuinely received a strong deal with on and a real enjoy for Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williams, James Brown and on.”

This clarifies “Monsters + Angels” sweet things and its snarling tunes.

Remaining a great rock ‘n’ roll band is difficult. But it is more challenging nonetheless when you have lived through a golden age like Boston in the ’70s. This is what will make the new LP these kinds of a treasure. It is born of a enjoy of craft that you can come to feel in Cataldo’s songwriting influences, friends and followers – “Hop Sing Said” rightly appears like a triangulation of the Lou Reed, Inexpensive Trick and the Replacements “Last Chance” finds a sonic area between the British Invasion, new wave and grunge that no one knew was there.

What’s funny, and great, is that the current customers of the Eaters did not stay via that golden age in the similar band. Cataldo is the only authentic member, but all the fellas in this line up were element of that storied ’70s scene – Adam Sherman fronted Private Lightning, drummer David McLean logged time with Willie Alexander, and Hallen aided Pastiche win the 1980 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble at the Rat.

“In hindsight, the scene was very vibrant and brilliant,” Hallen reported. “Boston was a pioneer in the (nationwide) scene. It was Boston and New York. CBGBs and the Rat.”

Hallen has had an exceptionally long occupation playing on a pair hundred albums. Most a short while ago he has backed up loads of blues aces together with two a long time with Susan Tedeschi and a dozen with Duke Robillard. But it took him a whilst to join professionally with Cataldo and the Eaters.

“Right ahead of the pandemic, I gave Duke my see and Steve identified as me two days after,” Hallen reported. “He reported his bass player had just left and questioned if I experienced any college students or if I knew any one hunting for a gig. I reported, ‘Well, I’m absolutely free.’”

It seemed intended to be. Effectively, intended to be minus the pandemic. The new lineup obtained in a single clearly show in advance of the shutdown. But it remaining lots of time for crafting and ultimately rehearsing and recording. “Monsters + Angels” caught the ears of Minimal Steven, and the E Streeter and operator of Wicked Awesome Data he flipped for it — “I can listen to a little bit of Bowie, Petty, the Kinks,” he explained of the album (of course, we all can!).

Now signed to Wicked Cool, the band is previously at work on a observe up.

“We’re in pre-creation now and have studio time booked in April,” Hallen claimed. “It’s not entirely established in stone but we’re hoping to slash about 15 tunes.”

Some will be digital singles, other folks will conclude up on the album.

Immediately after 40 as well as yrs and more than a few incarnations, the band is using off again, which is fantastic timing contemplating it has never sounded better.

The Anxious Eaters play the Narrows Centre for the Arts in Drop River on March 10. Tickets, details and more local tour dates at