It’s been awhile since we’ve last heard from Reno Divorce, the Colorado-based outfit led by Brent Loveday but here we are; a new CD thanks to the wonders of crowd-sourcing and Kickstarter. It looks like the band has an entirely new lineup since the last album, but maybe I am wrong. This stuff veers dangerously close to Social Distortion territory and Loveday himself sounds so similar to Mike Ness that it can be distracting. I cannot deny, though, that Loveday has really grown as a songwriter. I really think he could use someone to help him edit though, either a producer or another strong songwriter to help smooth out the rough spots, like some of the curious lyrical choices he makes.
–Garrett Barnwell (Rusty Knuckles)