Sep 08, 2006

The power trio that put the R in rock is back. Six song teaser for their upcoming full length. This one really shows the band stretching its wings with great effect. One song is a rework of a tune from their last record, but the rest are all new. If you like Girls Against Boys, Grant Hart, and early Jawbox, you’ll find something here for you. The title track and “In a Mean Town” are the edgy rockers, but I think right now I prefer one of the acoustic songs. “Sweet Mess” is sticking in my head and I want it to stay there. “I don’t care how long it takes you to get it right or your own perfect style of wrong.” Farrell, Gorelick and Kimball have again delivered. Just waiting for the next Retisonic bomb to blow the jaded music scene apart like a rocket launcher.

 –koepenick (Ascetic)