The Pit Brothers Band began as a collaboration between two brothers from New York, Eric (guitars/vocals) and David Pitagorsky (Keyboards, vocals). Joined by Hide Omachi on bass and Flaco on drums and vocals they have new album Roscoe on release.
On first listen it comes across as a blend of Tom Petty, Joe Walsh with a bit of John Mellencamp thrown in, really well-played rock and roll. An album which will always be good to listen to and really enjoyable to share with people who would baulk at heavy rock. The opener ‘Modernogamy’ has a great slap bass intro before the keys and guitar join in. ‘Back Door’ has a key-driven arrangement with subtle slide building to a delightful guitar solo which supports the song just right. Best of the bunch is ‘Marley Bug’, with a true Country/Americana feel; train-track rhythm and an accordion giving colour.
‘Prayer For The Dying’ has a bluesy approach. The final track, ‘Untouched’, has another great bass intro before moving into a sort of jazz/rock backing.
This is a very professional band, professionally played and recorded. If you are a fan of the Petty/Walsh style of rock and roll, there is a lot to enjoy.