GATEWAY DISTRICT, THE: Some Days You Get the Thunder: LP

Nov 22, 2009

Oddly enough, The Gateway District’s Some Days You Get the Thunder may not be the best-known Minneapolitan supergroup LP of the year, billed second to Dear Landlord’s Dream Homes. But for my money (or lack thereof), it’s just as good, if not better. Multiple female vocalists and even more songwriters in the band make this a dynamic record, occasionally adding some country twang and pop to the mix, but maintaining a rough-around-the-edges punk feel throughout. Dream Homes might be the Friday night rager, and the Saturday night rager for that matter, but Some Days You Get the Thunder is the quintessential Sunday hangover record, perfect to make you remember the best parts of last night, lament the outcome of it, or maybe want to do it again.

 –guest (It's Alive)