TIMESHARES: Bearable: LP

This is a re-release of Timeshares’ debut full length from 2011. For me though, this is the first exposure to these songs. They’ve definitely always been a band on my radar, but never quite made it to my turntable. After a couple spins, I can see what all the hullabaloo is about. They’re an introspective and intelligent pop punk band with sharp leads, intensive build-ups, and really strong drumming. I don’t know if it’s just from the overall mix, but the drums come through loud and clean, and, on top of that, there’s intricate percussion worth noticing. So often bands stick to a quick and typical high hat/snare/repeat combo, and this was not that at all. Timeshares are a nice mix between Arms Aloft and Get Up Kids. Emotional, melodic punk with melody and grit. They really strike a wonderful balance. –Kayla Greet (Dead Broke, deadbrokerekerds.com)