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Inept Hero Lazarus EP Review & Release

I’m always excited to get new music. At the rate I listen to music, many of my playlists get monotonous due to the amount of times I’ve played them from beginning to end. So, when Scotty Saenz of Inept Hero gave me an early copy of their upcoming EP, Lazarus, I could not wait to listen to it. Lately, I’ve been listening to a ton of local music. This would be the perfected addition to keep my current collection from getting stale. After finding some time to sit down and listen to the EP, and really listen to it instead of having background noise as I do homework, Lazarus does more than keep my ever-growing music collection from turning sour.


Lazarus is awesome. Inept Hero’s upcoming EP is addicting in the way it’s packed with raw energy. I find myself grinning like an idiot during a number of songs. As I listen to it for the fourth or fifth time – I’ve lost count – Lazarus has become an earworm that spans over the entire EP. Lazarus proves befitting of its name as the sound alone feels rejuvenated from Inept Hero’s debut album, This Is Not a Test. Putting the two releases side by side, Lazarus is louder, harder, and faster with no hesitation. You can preorder your copy of Lazarus on Amazon and iTunes, due to release October 7th, 2017. You can also see Inept Hero play October 7th, 2017 at Pub Rock for their EP release show. Doors open at 7pm and it’s $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Check out the single off of Lazarus, “IDK…Satan’s Pretty Cool” on YouTube.

I first heard of Inept Hero at another CD release show. The Venomous Pinks were releasing We Do It Better and it was a fantastic night. I came to support friends opening for the show and left, as I tend to do, with more music and new bands to listen to. From there, encountering Inept Hero only five days later was a happy accident. The band grew on me and I was happy to listen to their album. Inept Hero puts on one hell of a show and I look forward to seeing them this Saturday for the EP release.

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