TIM VERSION, THE: Still Have the Nerve to Call Ourselves a Band: CD

Jul 31, 2008

This may puzzle the loyal Razorcake reader, but I just wasn’t blown away by the Tim Version upon first listen. In my defense, my initial exposure to the band was amongst a huge pile of last year’s Fest bands that I was attempting to fully ingest in far too limited a timeframe to give any of the bands in question a fair chance. Regardless, I kinda wrote the Tim Version off as just another gravelly voiced Gainesville-influenced band and moved on. Luckily, I decided to return to this band after their endless praise within these very pages and I couldn’t be happier for having done so. Hot on the heels of their recent full-length for No Idea, Still Have the Nerve to Call Ourselves a Band collects this super-sincere, smart, funny, deservedly lauded band’s non-LP tracks onto one CD, and it’s certainly my favorite of their stuff. Probably you already know these dudes and love what they’re doing. If not, this is a killer place to start. So glad I came back to these fellas.

 –Dave William (A.D.D.)