Call it a recipe, if you will: mix in equal parts infectious melodies, big riffs, compelling rhythms, season with drive and energy, stir well, and bring to the boil. In other words, just call it rock ‘n’ roll. A celebration of the timeless glories of addictive, guitar-propelled alt-indie-post-punk-power-pop-rock, yet entirely now.

Comprising members of four of the northeast’s most popular bands of the past ten years ‐ Dave Hunter on guitar and vocals, Andrew Blowen on keyboards and backing vocals, Brian Charles on bass, Joe Rogers on drums ‐ A Different Engine was brought together in the name of fast-loud-fun. That’s it, really.

This is original music—make no mistake—but if A Different Engine made a mix-tape for our own party, it would likely include songs by Husker Du, Big Star, the Posies, The Clash, Teenage Fanclub, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, the Hold Steady, Nada Surf, Beach Slang, Built to Spill, the Lemonheads, and your own favorite band. And it would be a phenomenal party.