“Ground & Pound” by Dime Store Hustlers

“Ground & Pound” is the debut EP from Dime Store Hustlers, their first release in two years. This EP is showing off all the hard work that the group has been doing since the start of the pandemic. DSH is a three piece band from Indianapolis, IN, Andrew Funke does the production and the engineer for the band, Andrew also plays the bass, does the vocals and contributes on guitar. Mike Stilts provides the guitar and also vocals and the heartbeat of the band is drummer Erik Fox.

The EP features special guests, Jeff Palmer who plays the organ on “Pale Lady (Ride On)”, Breezey Fox gives vocals on “Rust Belt Anthem” and Zack McTigue plays lead guitar on “Rust Belt Anthem”.

Classic rock…it’s classic for a reason, it’s something that will never go out of style and with bands like Dime Store Hustlers it’s easy to see why it’s still loved. “Spirit of 76” makes you want to get up and shake you hair and if you’re bald no worries, there’s plenty of other ways to dance. It’s a song that just won’t quit.

“Pale Lady (Ride On)” features the organ which already makes the song unique, on top of that the introduction is epic. It’s takes you on a ride and you have no idea where you’re going to end up, but that’s what makes it great. The journey continues on into “Cocaine & Lighter”, a song that you will immediately love…especially if you can relate to the lyrics.

As the EP comes to an end, you’re left feeling sad because you want more from the group. “Rust Belt Anthem” is a dirty, gritty sounding track with silky vocals. It gives you the feeling of riding down the highway with the windows down, just blasting “Ground & Pound”.

You can’t help but to be happy that after two years Dime Store Hustlers has released and EP, you can only hope that they have more coming. They are a band that you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

Written by Jaye Maverick




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