Monday, February 05, 2007

THE TIME FLYS : "REBELS OF BABYLON" CD

I wussed out on the record release party last Friday but rest assured this thing's brand new - the second full-length from 21st Century punk rock's primary exponents. These guys somehow just make it all sound so easy, no straining to be heard, no over-the-top stupidity, just a totally hotwired, glamarama middle point between "The New York Dolls In Too Much Too Soon" and THE INFANTS' "Giant Girl In The 5th Grade" (hey, you know, that's a song we should post here soon...). The TIME FLYS, when they're on, can make the tired garage punk subgenre seem ballsy & fucking alive again - witness this one's "This Is Stoner Rock" (wha...?) and "Romance + Violence", two songs as good as any you're going to hear this year. Part of the reason I like them so much is they've still retained this can't-barely-play sound that threatens to send each song sputtering into pure noise ("Romance + Violence" almost falls apart at least twice), and yet their chops are loud & fast & wild, just like they are live - and I've seen them a good half a dozen times and hope to at least double that amount in 2007. This one's even better than "Fly", so take it from a brother and get that wallet in your back pocket now -- and see these fellass + gal if they ever come to your town.

3 comments:

SDD said...

Hmmm....I hear early Red Cross, "Inside My Brain" era Angry Samoans......my lover says they sound like The Suicide Kings....ha ha ha......I don't hear NY Dolls, not enough blues riffs.....I bet they could do a delightful cover of "You Stupid Asshole".

China said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
China said...

You've seen their tour schedule for spring, right? They're gonna be in SF/Berkeley three times in February/March, and LA twice. And they're touring with the Nice Boys!