CHANNEL 3: Put ‘Em Up: LP

Nov 22, 2017

New record from this long-running California band. Produced with precision by original Posh Boy producer Jay Lansford, he gives the band room to shine. The first two songs will get your blood pumping, then the band shifts gears. The title track has a mid-tempo spaghetti western groove, driven along by Anthony Thompson’s walking bass line. I’m catching a bit of Plimsouls style guitar in “She Never Wanted It This Way,” courtesy of lead guitarist Kimm Gardener. Mike Magrann displays his skill with matching up melodies alongside sincere songwriting on “Not That It Matters.” The speed picks up again on “Take Me to Your Leader,” courtesy of new member Nick Manning on drums. I am a fan of albums that offer some dynamics from end to end. You have that here, along with the usual barn burners. Get this on vinyl so you can use the included stencil on your office bathroom wall. Your boss will thank you. –Sean Koepenick (TKO,