Winter 2009 brought The Reserves second full-length release entitled Life. Three songs from Life caught the attention of ESPN producers to be prominently featured in the recent E:60 expose entitled “Blindside.” In addition to their ESPN TV play, the Reserves have also been heard on XM Satellite Radio and WTMD, Baltimore with live studio performances on Fox 45 News, Baltimore, and also on Z104 Washington, DC. They have two WAMMY nominations from the Washington Area Music Association and were identified by On Tap Magazine as an “artist that should be on your radar, Calendar and iPod.”
Showcasing the honest and insightful vocals of Dave Greksouk, backed by the band’s sometimes subtle sometimes powerful layering of guitars, piano, organ, bass, and drums, The Reserves have found a way to blend the pop hooks of bands like The Counting Crows, The Fray and One Republic, with the unique classic driving arrangements of acts like U2 and The Beatles. Life Producer Ted Comerford (Army of Me, Zox, Virginia Coalition) vowed to capture the varied essence of the band in the studio. From the powerhouse first track “Ghost Writer” to the title track, to the sweet and heartfelt “Room for Two”, Comerford was able to produce a fluid and smooth release. The band worked with mixer Micah Wilshire (Local H, Pat McGee Band, Ross Copperman) to wrap-up Life for its winter 2009 release.