Friday, May 01, 2015

Album Review: 'Already Dead' by Timeshares

Title: Already Dead (SideOne Dummy, Amazon, iTunes)

First off, let me just say that Timeshares' sophomore full-length album Already Dead is f-ing brilliant. I first discovered the band in early 2014 and was blown away by their catchy-as-hell Hot Water Music meets The Loved Ones sound. Late in 2014 the band released a split with Luther that showed signs of the progression in the band's music. Make no mistakes, Timeshares is still a band that is in their heart of hearts a punk band. Already Dead is filled with high energy, catchy anthems that dare you to not pump your first or bob your head while singing along. What is different is an added twang and maturity that brings to mind the likes of The Tim Version, Nothington, The Replacements, and Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves. In many ways, this is a similar progression to that of Red City Radio on their latest album, but no matter how you describe it of who you compare it to, the end result is an album that is a prime example of everything that is great in modern punk rock. That having been said, Already Dead is a lot more than a punk rock record; this is primal and powerful rock 'n' roll that would be taking over the country if there was any musical justice in the world.   


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