I don’t even know where to start with this one.Â One of my favorite bands is releasing a new album after dropping an epic first single? (above) Yeah, expectations were high. After getting the album I didn’t even listen to it right away, had to wait for the perfect moment. Days or even a week later I finally turned it on and listenedÂ pensivelyÂ as the 11 tracks churned through my ears. Well, the verdict is in and this is one of the years best albums, for sure. Yeah, their firecracker energy of their early EPs is gone but in it’s place is a diamond hard band delivering an announcement that they are older, wiser, and can craft the shit out of some spiky indie rock. I should also probably mention that Dave Monks lyrics are awesome as usual and worth paying a bit of extra attention to.Â Nearly every track has been starred in my iTunes as my album “fave” (most albums get 1, 2 at best). “Favorite Food” warms us up for the album with it’s lyrical balance of youth and maturity and musical balance of slow and fast. “End of A Spark” trots out thumping drums and twangy guitars for a medium paced foot-stomping fest. “Gone” is sharp guitars and breezy oohs for a beach trip. “Big Difference” kicks out out of the gate and doesn’t stop as it hurtles throughÂ signatureÂ TPC guitars. “Not Sick” is a big burst of a late album anthem that is impossible not to groove to. And then, there is “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” which is the latest single as deservedly so. Love those Ooh oohs!
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Your post on “Breakneck Speed” didn't disappoint. It was everything you described and more, I'm really liking the song :) Thank you for the great post!
Really dig the new TPC album. My favorite track is probably “Big Difference.” We actually played it on our podcast. Perhaps you'll find some other music to blog about! http://tinyurl.com/2cjb2w6
Thanks Lisa, that jam is definitely something awesome! Make sure you hear the rest of the album too!
Yeah, “Big Difference” is sooo good! Podcast is looking solid too :)
Awesome album, def one of my fave's in the last months.
Yeah! Growing on me every time!
The awesome Breakneck Speed has been on my 2010 playlist for quite a while but I hadn't got round to investigating the band any further than that.
Wait Up (Boots of Danger) has been played quite a bit on BBC 6music but I'm not overly mad on it – it reminds me too much of The Wombats, who I'm not that much of a fan of!!
I'll be sure to give the album a listen sometime this week though – is the first album worth checking out too?
Actually – the DOM Remix of Wait Up (Boots of Danger) is much better – have you blogged about that yet?
Hmm, I never noticed the Wombats similarity but I guess I can see what
you mean. Get TPCs first two EPs and you'll never think of the Wombats
again! And yeah, I would recommend Elephant Shell but for me those EPs
are where it's at. And Champ is steadily growing on me.
Roundup 23 ;) Although I'm not sure it's BETTER than the original! But I'm a TPC loyalist.