RENO DIVORCE: Naysayers and Yesmen / Laugh Now Cry Later: CD

Jun 22, 2007

I always find it humorous when bands that look really tough on their album art come off sounding like something my parents might’ve listened to back in the ‘50s or ‘60s, but with a slight punk edge to the music. So they speed up the music a bit and have some tattoos, long hair, and smoke on stage; they still play what is for all practical purposes pop music. Don’t get me wrong, Reno Divorce is a tight three-piece act with a healthy rockabilly influence (and an extra helping of the word “fuck” in their lyrics), but based on their looks and their band name I guess I expected something a little harder and devious. Instead, I just keep picturing my parents being “dangerous” and listening to this in order to prove to me that they’re finally cool.

 –kurt (Street Anthem)