GAYE BLADES, THE: Self-titled: LP

Jan 19, 2012

Gentleman Jesse plus a Black Lip and two other dudes whose names I don’t recognize. Overall, the album sounds like Gentleman Jesse fronting a cleaner (in sound, not lyrical content) Black Lips. This is a good thing. Songs about heartbreak (“Pretty Boy” and “Don’t Get Married”) and despair (“We Are Only Gunna Die”). Part of me really wishes “I Wanna Join the James Gang” was about Joe Walsh’s pre-Eagles band, but I don’t know why.

 –Sal Lucci (Norton)