• Split Single 45

  • This split single, vinyl 45, features "Suffering and Light" by Muddy Ruckus and "Third Rail" by The Z-Boys.Hailing from Portland, Maine, the stripped-down duo of Muddy Ruckus (Ryan Flaherty gtr and Eriks Stahl drums) play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues that blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drumkit.   This recording captures that bursting energy, as well as their incredible vocal harmonies, that both soothe and soar, and wail and weep.

    The Z-Boys are a power trio hailing from Newport, RI, that builds on its foundation of surf rock with other contrasting styles to create a (mostly) instrumental melting pot that defies easy categorization.   With all three members (Greg Burgess gtr, Amato Zinno bass, and Zigmond Coffey drums) displaying incredible and creative musicianship, The Z-Boys present what is regarded as one of the most exciting live shows around, and now bring that amazing energy to this recording.