Tuesday, July 04, 2023

The False Positives - "Leaves a Mark"

It has been a while since we've heard from Dave Harrison and his band The False Positives. New single "Leave a Mark" is Harrison's first collaboration with Todd Erickson (Holy Smoke, Shake the Faith) from Rock Garden Records. Musically, this is very familiar territory for the False Positives: powerful pop by way of Boston garage rock. But this track is a big step forward production-wise. Produced by Erickson (who also plays bass and sings backing vocals), "Leaves a Mark" sounds bigger and cleaner than previous False Positives recordings. Lyrically, it's a remarkable song about trauma and the way it can damage a person irreparably. All the influences which have informed Harrison's approach to songwriting come together here. If you like punchy guitars with slick backing vocals and a heavy dose of organ, this tune will be well worth checking out. And since the lyrics are so significant, it's good that they're included on the Bandcamp page. This song has a great hook, but just importantly, it has heart. Great stuff from Boston! 


Dave H. said...

Thanks very much for the kind words!

Todd Erickson said...

Much appreciated! ☮️❤️🤘🏼