She's no steppin' stone, she cuts you to the bone
I've been talking a lot about new albums this week! It just seems like a lot of my all-time favourite bands are unleashing new material at the same time. First Danko Jones, then Zebrahead... and now, The Living End! Unfortunately, the new Living End record is the one album out of the three that I have yet to hear. Their records always take forever to get released in North America, and I haven't found any kind of substantial online preview audio either.
But hey, it's the Living End! They have yet to release a bad album, so what the heck... I'll recommend picking up this album even though I have no idea what's on it. I guess I'm ready for a career in music journalism now!
The Living End "sound" is sort of a cross between early ninties pop-punk like old-school Green Day, and rockabilly bands like the Stray Cats. In your minds ear, try to imagine heavy, abrupt punk anthems played with an accoustic bass and blistering boogie-woogie guitar solos. How can you not want to hear that? If there is a way, I don't want to know about it!
Anyhow, if you're new to the band, there are three stellar albums to catch up on while waiting for the fourth to drop in North America.