Lonely Starts And Broken Hearts Left Alone
CD Review by Mike D'Ariano
would be remiss if I didn't say that this band sounds like they're trying
really hard to sound like Rancid, but that sounds dismissive and somewhat
mean-spirited and that's not what I'm going for. Let me try this . . . this
band sounds REALLY FUCKING GOOD, mainly because they remind me a lot of
Rancid. That still sounds wrong. Let's try a Rancid-less approach . . .
Lonely Starts and Broken Hearts is thirty minutes of sometimes popish, sometimes hardcore, sometimes ska-tinged punk rock featuring a singer with a sometimes raspy voice and a sometimes off-kilter delivery. There's also some rock-a-billy-ish stuff and some odd instrumentation from time to time.
makes the whole thing great is that you just don't know where it's going
to go next. The next tune could sound like the one you just heard or could
go off in a totally new direction, and that makes for a really enjoyable
listen from start to finish.
Highlights: "Lonely Starts and Broken Hearts" "Another Feeling" "By My Side" "My Whole Life" "Red Dead Roses"