Wielding an explosive set of fun, accessible dance-rock songs, the Washington Social Club undermines all that is drab, pretentious and dull. DC’s WSC dishes out concise homages to the art of rock ‘n’ roll and all that is associated with it. The Washington Social Club pulls even the stiffest of audience members to their feet without ever having to beg.
“A bunch of young firebrands from Washington, D.C., WSC specialize in Elvis Costello-y power pop and caffeinated danceability. On their debut, Marty Royle turns out spry punk singalongs in his cute, boyish yelp, turning down the energy level for ‘River and the Road,’ a jangly tear-jerker that sounds like a lost folk-rock gem from the late Sixties” – Rolling Stone