with Dive & Loki
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Asylum, Portland, ME
21 years and over
Bands these days. So many of them form and expect instant superstardom instead of rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty by establishing a rehearsal schedule, playing shows on their home turf to establish a fanbase or putting in the necessary amount of work required to make it, such as becoming friends with local press and radio, sending out packages to labels, agents and managers or fostering a following in their hometown.
Then there's a band like Prospect Hill comprised of five friends who have spent the last few years pounding every square inch of the pavement to create a brand, developing an ironclad, impenetrable and unbreakable bond in their native Massachusetts, just north of Boston, every step of the way. If you reside outside of the Northeast, chances are you haven't heard of Prospect Hill…yet. But that's all about to change, once their new album Impact does just that: make an impact.
Prospect Hill, named after a local neighborhood, are a textbook case of the fact that good, ol' fashioned elbow grease and determination will triumph over a bottomless reserve of major label funds any day of the week, month or year. You can't beat it, you can't fake it. When something natural, organic and unforced finds its audience and connects, there really is no stopping it. That's what Prospect Hill have done and will continue to do. The foundation has been laid. Now it's time to build atop of what's already there.
Prospect Hill could very well achieve that lofty goal, thanks to their sheer willpower, work ethic and determination, which is matched equally by the crunch and resonance in the hard rock sounds they craft.
The band started its career in humble fashion, by playing hand-me-down instruments and using old equipment, lacking the sort of financial backing that bands require surviving. Still, they toiled to put the requisite building blocks in place. When the foundation is strong, nothing can topple what's built upon it.