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, 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.

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