DOWNLOAD: TAB THE BAND, “HEAVY IDEA” [MP3]
For a rock band, there’s only one real way to channel the spirits of Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, and, well, the Eagles without sounding grossly ironic: have one of your dads be a member of Aerosmith. By this criterion, Duxbury’s finest, TAB the Band, should have double the success in their adoption of the arena-rock mantle: brothers Tony (guitar) and Ben (bass) are offspring of Joe Perry. But they don’t actually sound anything like Aerosmith. Sometimes they sound like the Stones if the Stones had been signed to TeenBeat; other times they’re like a lo-fi amalgam of two hours of WZLX programming. Lately, they’ve been popping up in the pages of the New Yorker and mini-touring with Stone Temple Pilots and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The track above comes from their Long Weekend album, the release of which they'll be celebrating at Great Scott this Saturday, September 13 — and no, smart-ass, they won’t be doing anything off of Honkin’ on Bobo.