Return of Nashville, TN's punk warlords. Press release tells us more:
Nashville, Tennessee’s punk warlords Cheap Time soldier on,
delivering their fourth studio album. Produced once again by band leader
/ singer / guitarist Jeffrey Novak at his home studio, Exit Smiles
builds off the sound of 2012’s Wallpaper Music, employing sharper
production and more expansive songwriting. Along with danceable art-rock
stompers like “Kill the Light,” and “Slow Variety,” the album also
includes more progressive material like “Modern Taste” and the abrasive
title track that opens the album.
Taking everything up a notch is new bassist Jessica McFarland
(vocalist of Heavy Cream), whose voice is the perfect counterpoint
to Novak’s Bailey / Devoto punk snarl. McFarland’s tight bass playing
fits right in the pocket between Novak’s overblown guitar chords and
drummer Ryan Sweeney’s endless, Moon-y drum fills. Sweeney is Cheap
Time’s backbone, an integral part of the band since 2010’s Fantastic
Explanations. His drumming is powerful and relentless, especially on
songs like “Country and City.”
Where most bands drag or burn out around their second album, Cheap
Time are students of rock history. They tread in the footsteps of their
’70s heroes—like Sparks or Alice Cooper—learning from the shortcomings
of previous works and continuing to develop their craft. They’ve worn
out their John Cale and Peter Hammill LPs, and finally delivered the
classic punk album for 2013!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 20 December, 2013.