Swing by Tiny Engines to grab your copy of Welcome Home which officially releases on Tuesday, June 12th.
In the mean time, here are a few early reviews to persuade you one way or the other:
The 1st Five
“Every song on the journey between “Orphanage” and “Welcome Home” is important. The progression works like life; it’s a necessary journey we all have to take to find what we need. An orphanage is a home for lost children, and that is exactly what this album is, a collection of songs for those feeling lost, a place for the lost to call home. I could go on and on about my theories behind each song, but I don’t want to over-analyze it. I want to leave some surprises for you. Red Collar have written a fantastic album that deserves to be heard by many.”
“The first thing that is apparent from listening to Welcome Home is that Red Collar have worked hard and developed a sound that fits right with them, they bring key points of other styles and make a whole new, unique sound, to which they will be pioneers, it’s hard hitting and yet melodic, catchy but still has raw emotion.”
“Three years after their debut, Pilgrim, Red Collar is back with Welcome Home, a focused effort full of smart songwriting and larger-than-life moments. This time around around, lead singer Jason Kutchma is exposed front and center. He sounds extremely confident here and his grizzled voice takes over the record often. Welcome Home begins with him shouting at a boy to stand up straight in “Orphanage” and Kutchma is so commanding, the listener will find their own spine stiffening.”
“Red Collar always had sturdy songwriting at its core, but any weaknesses could be easily covered by the band’s bombastic presentation. Welcome Home needs no such crutch.”
“This album isn’t like anything I’ve heard for a good while. It’s pretty much a straight American rock album, parts are like Gaslight Anthem and Replacements”