Archive for December, 2005

FMQB

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Those are not the subway lines that the Bosch boys need to ride to get to their rehearsal space, but the name of the authority in specialty radio. In the latest FMQB Top 25 Album Chart, The Bosch debuted tied for 22 along with major artists including The Blueskins, Death Cab For Cutie, Diamond Nights, The Greenhornes, James Blunt, Metric and Various Artists (on a Tony Hawk game soundtrack.) Along with Brooklyn wünderkinds Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Bosch are one of the few unsigned artists appearing on the chart.

We wrapped up our 2005 live shows with our debut appearance at Sin-é on an icy and wet night while placing bets whether they’d be able to take the subway home from the show. Thanks to everyone who made it out to Sin-é, as well as to those who managed to get to the shows in inclement weather down in Virginia last week. I can’t remember the last time we played on a night where it wasn’t snowing, raining or both!

We are looking forward to the new year with a swanky new rehearsal space, some new songs, fun shows (starting Jan. 8 at The Mercury Lounge) and, of course, world domination hunting whales in a hovercraft!

See you in 2006!

-Andrew

Americana UK

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Americana UK: The Bosch “But One Get One” EP (Independent 2005)

With the recent passing of the great Link Wray it’s good to see bands still relying on a riff heavy sound unafraid to bring in horns and anything else they feel will add to the stew. There’s also something about the Violent Femmes about these tracks, especially the call and response of ‘Back to the Laboratory’ as well as elements of the Cramps – you may have spotted that in ‘Zombie Killer,’ whilst ‘The Movie Director’ has a kind of harsh propulsion that reminded me of Big Chief. With the horn led party anthems ‘Matching Girlfriend’ and the brighter poppier sound of ‘Teenage Symphony’ you have the perfect 25 minutes to soundtrack the time it takes for frat party boys to get so drunk they don’t know what they are listening to.

The Deli

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

The Deli Magazine: Snack of the Day: The Bosch:

Imagine Brian Wilson, Dick Dale, and Joey Ramone stayed up all night taking speed pills and Ritalin. The resulting album would bear a striking resemblance to The Bosch’s latest album, Buy One Get One. The Bosch play an upbeat style of rock that combines the colorful production values of Beach Boys with surf rock energy and punk rock grit. Fast and focused, the album drives ahead at full speed, ripping through nine songs in just twenty-five minutes. The band plays so fast that tracks like ‘The Movie Director’ and ‘Napoleon Invades Russia’ are over almost before they start. The Bosch slow down long enough to enjoy the scenery on ‘Teenage Symphony’, the best and best produced song on Buy One Get One. Starting off with rolling drums, a Phil Spector wall of sound is built brick by brick, adding synthesizers, saxophones, and even sleigh bells to thicken up the sound until the song becomes a full-blown symphony. Just when it seems you’ve got The Bosch figured out, they fire off a song that defies expectation, making their album that much more rewarding in the process.

Ear Candy

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Review: The Bosch,”Buy One Get One” (Indie Release)

Think New York Dolls meets Hoodoo Gurus with flashes of Jim Carroll, Lou Reed, the White Stripes, Violent Femmes and Sha Na Na plus many more I can’t put my finger on at the moment. Extremely infectious rock n’ roll with no noticeable filler. The vocals sound a lot like the Gurus stuff. Hell, this is another one of those albums that sounds like something you’ve owned for years. You could play this and the Dead Boys side by side and neither would sound out of place. Very highly recommended!

Rating: 4/5

Sellout Magazine

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

The Bosch: Buy One, Get One

Although Buy One, Get One is not much of a departure musically from The Bosch’s debut effort, Havin’ Fun, Soundin’ Good, this second album, which, incidentally, has a few retakes from the first, is more polished and certainly more marketable with the aide of experienced and experimental producer Duane Lundy. Their signature brand of high-energy New York-style surf rock, however, remains intact.

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Evil Sponge

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

EvilSponge: Album: Buy One Get One by The Bosch

There’s been a few changes in the Hieronymus Bosch camp since they released their rather nifty Havin’ Fun, Soundin’ Good CD last year. They’ve gained a sax player, a new bassist and lost the ‘Hieronymus’ from their name. But fans of that previous release will be pleased to know some things have stayed the same, as Buy One Get One is full of the straight-to-the-point thrills that were to be found on their debut. In fact, two tracks off Havin’ Fun, Soundin’ Good, The Movie Director and Metronome, are here again in re-jigged form. And as someone who generally prefers an original (familiar!) version to a new one, I’ve got to say that these are good re-workings which benefit from what seems like extra gusto.

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On the Radar

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The Bosch is featured on The R>A>D>A>R Report with Billy Zero TONIGHT on XM Radio. Visit listen.xmradio.com to get a free account to listen online for 3 days.

We’re looking forward to going to Virginia next for our two upcoming shows in Norfolk and Arlington. The Bosch received front page coverage in the Virginia Pilot Weekend Section in advance of Sunday’s Norfolk show: N.Y. band to open series for record shop.

In addition, we will be appearing live on WRGW radio at George Washington University on Monday afternoon before the show in Arlington.

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