21. January 2014 By Walter Price 0

Things You Can Buy Today 21 January 2014

Reverend Horton Heat – ‘REV.”

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“Putting the pedal down on the instrumental “Victory Lap,” singer/guitarist Jim Heath, bassist Jim “Jimbo” Wallace and drummer Scott Churilla also tear and swing through revved-up rockabilly on “Smell of Gasoline” and “Scenery Going By,” a slippery instrumental, some chugging punk on “Schizoid” and a little jump blues on “My Hat.” They even throw in some country with the Johnny Cash-esque “Longest Gonest Man” and “Hard Scrabble Woman.” – L. Kent Walgamott (Journalstar.com)

“I originally imagined this record sounding like “Nebraska” if it had been a Dub album. We didn’t quite end in that place but I would guess that small remnants of that idea remain. What has been left out of this music is arguably more important than what has been added to it. The space is there so that the stories have ample room to breathe. And finally, now that the album is done, I think I can move on and find a new place about which to obsess.”  – Chris Eckman (Glitterhouse)
“As an intro to this new era of Against Me! (like it or not, this will be billed as a turning point for the act), “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is perfect. Grace hits the audience with a Springsteen-direct opener, which hits as hard with the little details (the crushing realization that attention’s on your too-broad shoulders, or your hip-less figure, not “the ragged ends of your summer dress”) as with the shattering language—Grace drops a c-bomb here, as well as the ugliest word on the tip of the tongues of her tormenters. And with an inbox stacked with albums retelling tales of lost love, sometimes recorded in cabins; or musings on the human condition; or on weirder days, food, Grace’s gutting honesty on this not-so-universal experience is the realest thing I’ve heard in…shit, I really couldn’t tell you how long.” – Tyler Kane (Paste)

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