Rye Coalition, Chariots On Fire

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Moving away from the wild-eyed lunatic rock & roll that defined their earliest releases, the Rye Coalition (with help from superstar producer Dave Grohl) turn out a set of sleek, razor-sharp rockers that cross-breed The Stooges with AC/DC. The Coalition is still willing to cut loose — "Young Yellers" lives up to its title with a hoarse chorus and rampaging guitars, and "Gone With the Windshield" is dark and doomy.