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7 Miles to Pittsburgh | Revolution on Hold

Dutch journeymen infuse classic rock with poppy melodies & proggy passages.

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WHO ARE THEY? A quintet of rock journeymen who actually hail from The Netherlands — so really, their name should be 3,907 Miles From Pittsburgh.

WHAT IS THIS? Their tellingly titled sophomore full-length, which came out earlier this year overseas, but is finally getting a North American release.

WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? Guitar-rock laced with rich organ lines and topped with bluesy vocals a la Deep Purple — but with poppier melodies and proggier passages swirled into the mix.

WHAT SHOULD IT BE TITLED? Slow Burn.

HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? While trying figure out what the hell is seven miles from Pittsburgh — and what it’s got to do with them.

WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Throwback, accessible, restrained, melodic, jazzy, raucous, sophisticated, enthusiastic, vibrant, poised.

WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? Louder, faster and slightly edgier workouts like Bad Enough and Think make the biggest impact, though the arena-sized anthem Time is also worth yours.

WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS SAY? ‘Is there something wrong with your turntable? It sounds like that album is playing too slowly.’

HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? Unless you prefer your rock on the mellower side, once or twice will probably get you there.

IF THIS ALBUM WERE A HAIRSTYLE, WHAT STYLE IT BE? Mullet.

SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL IT? Put that purchase on hold and go for the stream.