BRIEFS, THE: Steal Yer Heart: CD

Jun 21, 2007

This band is nauseatingly perfect. I can’t get enough of the Briefs, or their new album, Steal Yer Heart. I’ve been listening to this CD for a week straight, and despite seeing them perform twice within this week, the CD still remains in my stereo. The Briefs are so fun and the energy you gain from listening to their music and going to their shows makes you feel alive and remember why you fell in love with music in the first place. Steal Yer Heart features their new bass player, Kicks, replacing original member, Lance Romance. Don’t despair. Lance still has a small presence on the album as he sings additional backup vocals and took the photos for the insert. Listening to the record, the guys were lucky because Kicks fits right in and he even sings lead vocals on “Move Too Slow” and “Forty and Above,” which is about his love for older women. The best song on this record is undeniably “Getting Hit on at the Bank.” The song is catchy, and you won’t be able to get it out of your head. For the ladies, the vocals are also really sexy, sung by guitarist Steve E. Nix, as he talks about getting hit on at numerous places and being misunderstood. Overall, the record is an all-around hit. The songs that I can’t get off repeat are “Move Too Slow,” “Lint Fabrik,” “Getting Hit on at the Bank,” and “Stuck on You.” In short, it’s good.

 –jenny (BYO)