Prairie Brigade (I love that name) was born, not formed, in late 2021. They came together having known each other from playing with other bands. They are based in Kansas City, so while the rest of the world has gone to shit and is not in Kansas anymore, Prairie Brigade is still there. In fact, they have been recording on a farm in Kansas. Their self-titled debut hits the streets on April 12. But as a taster for that, they have recently released the rather timely and topical single, “Is This How The World Ends?” It is two minutes of perfectly crafted power pop with some strong punky elements. The chorus catches you straight away as do the great riffs. It reminded me a little of some of the great songs Gregg Alexander wrote, produced, and performed as Иew Radicals. If I have any criticism it is only that it is a short song. But really, who cares when you can just play it again and again. Given what is going on in Ukraine right now lyrics like “We are so far, the only resistance. We will fight hard, to hold our position” could not be more pertinent. If the end of the world really is nigh then I would be more than happy for this to form a part of my soundtrack for that moment. Personally, I think, believe, and hope that things will get better eventually. I will be pretty fucking angry if I meet my maker before I get the chance to hear the Prairie Brigade album. But either way, this remains a great song whether the apocalypse happens or not. The video for the track is pretty tasty too! Click here to stream on Spotify and click here to download or stream via Bandcamp.
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