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"Courtney Boyers, the vocalist for West suburban-based TAKE THE REINS, knows how to deliver a tender beatdown with soaring melodies that really pack a punch. Good thing, too, since the musicians who played on the band's new album, "Addiction by Subtraction," aren't holding back. The band -- rounded out by Matt Benson, Dave Burke and Dan Duffy with Dan Precision stepping in on bass for the recording sessions -- imbued the recent album with a driving energy that firmly complements Boyers' vocals." - Brian Shamie, Daily Herald "Sound Check", 1/3/2018
Called "an explosive mix of Joan Jett and The Pretenders", this is the debut album from the mid-west rock band, TAKE THE REINS. Frontwoman/vocalist Courtney Boyers & crew churn out 12 hard-hitting tracks exploring varying themes on addiction, despair and defiance. Don't miss out on this eclectic mix of songs that doesn't let up, from start to end.
released September 19, 2017
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Precision (88 Fingers Louie, Rise Against) at The Bombshelter. Pre-production done by Adam Krier (Lucky Boys Confusion, AM Taxi) at Sound Summit. All songs were written and performed by TAKE THE REINS. Bass guitar was performed by Dan Precision on tracks 1, 3, 4, 6-8, 11, and 12.
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This long-awaited sequel to LP1 shows some departure from the stripped-back sound of the original album. This departure is no bad thing; greater dynamic complexity, bolder production, differing vocal tones and even more candid emotions make this record a true gem. It seems that the long gap, and the benefits of age and hindsight which came with it, since LP1 have matured American Football from a good band into a great one. deluded_marxist