Sweet & the Brutal
Brendan Boogie (former member of Boston rock heroes Scamper) presents his sophomore studio album, this time ably backed by his band The Best Intentions. Following up 2008's outstanding Disposable Pop EP, The Sweet & The Brutal delivers not only Boogie's signature high-energy hook-heavy power pop, but also at times a more mournful, bittersweet tone. Influenced by genres ranging from indie to alt. Country to classic rock, Boogie's latest effort puts melody and song craft ahead of genre restrictions. With The Sweet & The Brutal, Brendan Boogie asserts his place as one of Boston's finest pop songwriters.