Though he's best known as the frontman of Boston street punk outfit the Ducky Boys, Mark Lind's resume goes even deeper than that. Going back to the mid-'90s when as a 19-year-old he shared a split 7" with the Dropkick Murphys, the Boston native has kept busy playing in such bands as Sinners & Saints, the Warning Shots, Dirty Water, and his solo vehicle: Mark Lind and the Unloved.
Speaking of the latter, it's been over a decade since we heard any new music from the band, but that is changing thanks to The Last Bastion, a 9-song album of no-bullshit rock 'n' roll that never goes out of style, at least for those of us that have taste. Listen to a cut called "Out of the Blackout" from the record below:
"Shortly before the election in 2016 I was involved in a car accident that wiped my memory out," Mark told No Echo via email about the song's inspiration. "To this day, I have no recollection of the incident and parts of the next few days. When everything settled down and I started to regain my mental faculties I found this song on my tape recorder. It was made up and demo'd at some point during the blackout. I don't remember it but I'll take the song since it came out pretty good."
For the The Last Bastion sessions, Mark invited musicians from the bands Art Thieves, Michael Kane & the Morning Afters, the Bruisers, and Diablogato to contribute their playing talents. Most of the songs were only rehearsed a few times, lending the record an immediacy that shines through when you listen to the album.
The Last Bastion will hit stores on Nov. 8 via State Line Records and can be pre-ordered here.