Nashville, TN (July 10, 2019)
Following press & radio acclaim for their 2017 debut album Mortal Ghost, Nashville Christian rock/grunge band Rusty Shipp is back with an expanded line up and new single “Breaking Waves.” The driving slice of anthemic alt-rock is the best example yet of their ability to weld visceral power chords to pop melodies.
“The breakers won’t desist, clinging to your wrist like exorcists feeling for the pulse of a human being.” —lyrics to “Breaking Waves”
Watch the “Breaking Waves” video here:
“Breaking Waves” describes the war between technology and nature and is the first glimpse into their forthcoming new album, Liquid Exorcist—a concept album about sea mine terrorism.
“’Breaking Waves’ is the catchiest song we’ve ever made. Lyrically it’s more philosophical and describes the battle between technology and nature in a tortoise-and-the-hare-like metaphor where mankind’s mightiest technology won’t stand a chance in the long run against the simple, steady erosion of the ocean’s immortal waves (ie, nature) breaking it down. I think that’s for the best, and humanity is better off not waiting for centuries of erosion before it’s returned to what’s immaterial and most important —its soul.” —Russ T. Shipp
Rusty Shipp likes to call their style ‘nautical rock n’ roll’. Their aim is to to take up the torch passed down from rock legends of the past five decades; and to hold it up in an age when mainstream music has seemed to give up on rock bands. They combine the pop melodies and surf-rock guitars of Dick Dale and The Beach Boys with the hard-hitting alt-rock sounds of Nirvana and Muse to craft songs distinguished by their unconventional riffs and addictive choruses.
In an age where people fear the death of rock music, Rusty Shipp is on a mission to make the most creative and catchy music since The Beatles, by meticulously engineering melodies and lyrics that will fill people with excitement and wonder, breathing new life into the legacy of rock.