The Brian Boggess Group are a New York City-based quartet featuring Brian Boggess (vocals/guitar), Jon Davis (organ), Fabrice Calmettes (bass) and Marc Friedlander (drums). Their first release, Debut EP is a four-track disc that combines both catchy hooks and bitter lyrics to form a glittering yet cynical release. A funky opener, “Indigo” starts off with deep guitar chords until it becomes a loud and power rock fueled piece. The spastic guitars and organ matched with the explosive drum ending starts Debut EP off with a bang. In contrast to the crisp first song, “Jack Knife” infects the collection of tracks with a jaded and jazzy feel. Boggess’ vocals have sort of a playful tone to them from this point forward but with the sting of a wasp’s bite.
The second half of the releasebegins with a quirky little ditty titled “Mistress Anya Knees.” The slick guitar of the cheeky third cut helps to push forward a twisted love story. The finale, “I Remember When” ends the disc with on a strong, classic rock sound to prove that the four-piece are a force to be reckoned with. For a debut release, the New York quartet puts on various hats and proves that they can deliver fresh jams that even though they’re different, can fit together snug like puzzle pieces.