SOBRIETY STARTS TOMORROW: In the Key of Whiskey: CD-R

They’ve aptly written the review for me. In “This Song Is Definitely Not About Vampires,” they have the lyric, “my songs are poor excuses for all the music I adore.” Against Me! is a pretty safe guess for one of the bands they adore. Although SST is a lot faster, there’s a definite resemblance to their statemates there (This is also recorded by Rob McGregor, who has recorded AM!). There’s nothing bad about this in and of itself, but it leaves me wondering what they’ll be like once they develop their own sound that isn’t derivative of those who they admire. I’ll look for it.

 –megan (self-released)