Sunday, March 05, 2006
CD of the Day, 3/5/06: 7 Day Hangover-Blood, Sweat & Beers
With an album titled Blood, Sweat and Beers from a band named 7 Day Hangover, you wouldn't be expecting sensitive singer-songwriter pop. And you wouldn't be getting it either. This Toledo band belts it out and knocks it back in a pop-punk style reminiscent of Butch Walker, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World and Bowling For Soup. Highlights include....aw, hell, just let 'em describe it for you: "This album is a drunk phone call to your ex at 3:00 AM. A pop/rock album filled with catchy songs, hooky choruses, and witty lyrics...mostly about love, heartbreak, and pissed-off-ed-ness."
Pissed-off-ed-ness. You're not going to find that on your word-a-day calendar. Plus, you get lines like "I look like Tommy Lee and drink like a Kennedy". And it's not coincidental that the slowest song on the album is titled "Sober", which actually is a real nice midtempo number. But that's it for "real nice". The rest of it is in your face and rocking.
Get your samples at cdbaby, and have a drink with them over at their myspace page, where three tracks are streaming. You can also get the whole thing via eMusic here. Don't sleep this one off.
Posted by Steve at 12:01 AM