BRENDAN KELLY AND THE WANDERING BIRDS: I’d Rather Die Than Live Forever: CD

The singer / bassist from The Lawrence Arms has put out a new CD after a previous EP. It has hardly anything in common with The Lawrence Arms other than the raspy vocals. This has only two songs that could be considered punk rock, with the rest being more rock and acoustic songs, but they are infused with a punk spirit. You have good production on here and really good lyrics that make this a very cool change of pace for when you need something not in your face, but a bit more laid back that still has a bite to it.

 –guest (Red Scare Industries, redscare.net)