BACKPOCKET: What Am I Gonna Do with a Gun Rack?: CD

Mar 01, 2011

Featuring The Measure [SA] alums Tim Burke and J. Nixon, you might be inclined to see this as some sort of punk rock supergroup, which isn’t really the case. What you do get are five loosely-recorded tracks (four being actual songs) that are taut, angular, and sometimes jangly affairs of surprising complexity and density. Without using the “E” word, I have to say I haven’t heard and read such anguished lyrics like these in quite some time, if ever. I sure hope there was some catharsis in there somewhere when writing and recording this.

 â€“Garrett Barnwell (Moonquake)