The second album from Saturday’s Heroes, Hometown Serenade. While a bit too clean and polished for my usual tastes, the crisp recording quality suits Saturday’s Heroes’ sound nicely. The group comes from a small town in Sweden—and play up that small town image in their lyrics—but their musical chops are well beyond that of your local garage band. Each song features riffs with strong hooks, anthemic singalong parts, and furious leads. With fifteen songs, each clocking in at three minutes or more, this album might be a bit long for some attention spans, but if you’re feeling it, Saturday’s Heroes could be your new punk rock heroes for every night of the week.
–Paul J. Comeau (Lovely, no address listed)