It’s obvious right from the opening seconds of Should the Light Go Out that Twin River has made a few changes since it recorded its debut EP.
The traditional folk tones of Wellman’s past are eclipsed here by Savvie’s comparatively tube-busting approach.
So, in conclusion: great record!
This gleefully noisy 7-inch harks back to the golden era of pop-punk and power pop.
Sure enough, Lonesome Dreams & Wild Things is a record made for dusty country roads and bars where the floors are half sawdust and half dirt.
In a word, it’s awesome—and I’m trained not to use that word lightly.
If this is what meeting the grim reaper sounds like, then maybe death won’t be so bad after all.
Dan Mangan has never been a typical guy-with-a-guitar singer-songwriter, and his latest album almost seems calculated to ensure that no one will ever mistake him for one.
The wistful and solitary approach of the album speaks volumes.
Zeus Tragedies is full of intricate patterns, dizzying runs, and herky-jerky melodies that would have gone over gangbusters at a Clinton-era gig at the Windy City’s Empty Bottle.