But they're already back on the road -- back from a European tour, actually. So besides that resilience (or stupidity, depending on whether you're a mother), the band deserves credit for releasing one of the best rock recs of last year, Something to Crow About (Gearhead), a tornado of flailing guitars, gang vocal choruses, and wise-beyond-their-beers rhythm shifts. Sprung from a Denton, Texas emo scene that still bows to hometown heroes At the Drive-In, the Gamblers grew frustrated with the increasing prog push of that burg and put a whippin' to any remaining ties. Theirs is more like the sound of tanked teens kicking up gravel as they peel out of the drive-in, B action flick exploding away behind them.
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