The Year Million might be comprised of a bunch of Sabres and Rangers fans, but the alt-rock quartet has burst onto the scene like Milan Lucic across the blue line ever since changing their name from Spectator earlier this year. Last night the Boston dudes hosted their CD release party at a very dimly-lit Great Scott — perhaps the ghost of HG Wells at play — and here they are performing the second track of their set, “The Salt.”
The Year Million certainly carry a heavier-handed edge than their indie rock brethren around the city, though perhaps their best asset is the gripping, stretchy vocal delivery of Scott House. My only regret at last night’s show was not having the Phlipcam at-the-ready when they later on busted out a heightened cover of Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down."
The Year Million’s rumbling debut disc is available for $5 (hard copy) or for free download through Bandcamp. If you’re feeling selective, you can still grab the mp3 for “Weight” — a track not about Doug, apparently — from our initial Year Million post back in July, when we first caught wind of these rock-forward gentlemen.