For HOMESAFE, progression begins with a nod to the past. On One, their debut LP for Pure Noise Records, the band dug deep into their ’90s rock influences, marrying high-octane guitar riffs with buoyant choruses and threadbare attitude that demands listeners’ attention.
The result is an album that stands up squarely to the sound of right now but shines with an aura of timelessness, one that effortlessly pays tribute to bands like Foo Fighters and Third Eye Blind without appearing regressive.
It’s a musical style the Chicagoland band—vocalist/guitarist Ryan Rumchaks, vocalist/bassist Tyler Albertson, drummer Emanuel Duran and guitarist Joe Colesby—have forged through years of relentless touring, but it’s never been as calibrated as it is on One.
“When we first started touring, that was a really big growing experience,” Albertson adds. “This record shows us having seen a lot of the world and starting to form our own views about it. I think our old music was more homebody.”