Chad Rex

Though he's been part of the Kansas City, Missouri, music scene for ten years, Chad Rex has no delusions about where he and his band fit in the city's music community. "If there's an under-underground, that's where we're sitting," Rex says matter-of-factly. That could be changing soon, thanks to the release of Songs to Fix Angels, the debut from Chad Rex and the Victorstands. The disc should do much to elevate Rex's reputation in the rest of the nation, too: Angels is an astounding collection of mature, richly composed American music. The songs slip from spare acoustic numbers to scrappy blasts that forge the rawness of the Replacements with the twang and thunder of Mike Ness's Social Distortion, early Drivin' & Cryin', and the rockier side of Steve Earle.

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