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The Report From The Alternate Side for March 6th

by Russ Borris

Every Wednesday afternoon around 3:45, Russ Borris joins Dennis Elsas with an update from The Alternate Side!

New York City's own Guards have had some significant buzz on them for awhile off some early tracks they released over the last year or so.  This buzz led to considerable anticipation for the band's debut called In Guards We Trust, released just a few weeks ago.  The band's frontman and songwriter Richie Follin has been around music his whole life including spending some time recently with his sister Madeleine in the band Cults.

Guards' album is big, filled with bombastic sounds that deliver one hit after another.  It's an ambitious way to start off and it borders on exhausting the listener, but doesn't.  Very cool album.

Check out a more stripped performance from their recent Studio A session and hear the whole thing Friday morning at 11 on 91.5 and