The 502s (from the album Because We Had To available as a self-release)
The sound of The 502s is a backyard BBQ. Like the self-contained environment of friends, food, and a festive atmosphere, the Orlando, Florida-based band packs their recent release, Because We Had To, with maximum use a stripped-down space in their sound. Lighthearted and loose, the songs of The 502s spit out words as guitar strums pick up the pace for “Hold My Love”, pound beats to a gallop heading into “Cavalry” and loose a tangle of strings over the percussive handclaps of “All Men Must” as the rhythm marks procession time to lead into the title track. Because We Had To was recorded in thirty-six hours, the excitement of a live show captured by The 502s on the album. The rhythm is a potent current gushing under “What to Do” as the beat is guided by trumpet blasts. The 502s stomp out an introduction for “Olivia”, admit to bloodlines on the aggressive beats of “Like My Father”, and gently finger-pick electric guitar notes as they read a tour diary in “Enjoy the Ride”. Because We Had To carves a path for a night out with the band in banjo chords for “According to Me” and shakes out a groove in the requests of “Hold My Love”.
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