The future is fast, the future is sharp, and the future has already been sold, baby, so you missed your shot. Better luck next time. Boston heavy rockers CORTEZ have always embodied an underdog spirit, from their 2007 debut EP, 'Thunder in a Forgotten Town', through their 2012 self-titled debut LP and 2017’s 'The Depths Below', but they’ve never sounded as supercharged as they do on 'Sell the Future'.
New album 'Sell the Future' is a record of and for turbulent times, but its working themes aren’t so pointed as to sound already dated in the fast-moving, unending “No Escape”-is-right news cycle the universe seems to inhabit. As much as the band have come into their own operating as the five-piece of vocalist Matt Harrington, guitarists Scott O’Dowd and Alasdair Swan, bassist/backing vocalist Jay Furlo and drummer Alexei Rodriguez, their dedication to classic, timeless rock and roll songwriting is unflinching.
After taking part in Ripple Music’s 'The Second Coming of Heavy' split series in 2018, CORTEZ have pushed themselves even further with 'Sell the Future', finding a passion and instrumental fury that comes through regardless of tempo and makes their songs all the more memorable. Whatever the days ahead might bring, Cortez stand ready.