10Under60 Vol. 4
By Marcus Pan
Whats a bit amazing about this album is that
its ten tracks long but goes by so quickly. Im on my third spin and
all Ive done so far is formulate some thoughts on the album. First
thought: Damn good to find something with a bit of energy. Ive been so
damned depressed and all you ambient/experimental fanatics are making me worse.
Spinning 10Under60s Vol. 4 was a breath of needed fresh air.
Buyin Your Lies opens with a pleasant daytime
guitar strum, even keeled and a bit dirtier but not unlike alternative rockers
of today like Counting Crows or Black Crowes. A bit of finely placed keyboards
chords it up in the background and suddenly the track is gone. On the second
dirge, Rage in My Eyes, it gets a bit grungy, stoner-like, with fast
paced rhythm guitar and a really crunchy guitar solo.
10Under60 is very short, blunt and to the point. They
dont blather on for long, just get to it quick and dirty like a punch to
the head. By For You and Me were experiencing a bit of the blues
with basement grooves and dirty down power chords. Again
quickly gone tracks in the range of a couple minutes at most.
In the time it took me to tap out a half of a paragraph in
this review, were up to track 8, The Message, already. Ive
played it three times and still havent finished writing this
but I need to move on. Fast and fun, 10Under60 gave me a bit of
excitement for a change. Vol. 4 is great for a quick pick-me-up, a fast
chugged Red Bull in a world of floaty boredom.
The Heise Brothers
Post: 498 Willoughby Way W, Minnetonka, MN, 55305, USA