Monday, February 18, 2008

Joe's Record

Band: Sarandon
Album: Joe's Record 7"
Label: Slumberland (2007)

Sarandon is essentially a revivalist band, and this 7" continues their general trend of combining absolutely catchy post-punk with brief, slightly sarcastic lyrics. But oh god - the songs! They're catchier than any Franz Ferdinand song, and they get their influences right by actually including not just the dancy beats - they've got the scrappy guitar, and the essential basslines (played by Alan of post-punk legends bIG fLAME). Best of all, this band is prolific, with over 30 released songs in just a few years of existence (they fit 7 on their first 7"). While this 7" is brief, it is extremely worthwhile. This is one of the few times when there is not a single weak song, or moment - period. So while Sarandon might be late in the post-punk revival, they are probably the greatest of the new wave.

Track listing:
Side A:
1. Joe's Record
2. The Linguist
Side B:
3. Through with Humor

1 comment:

Crayola Sarandon said...

thanks for the lovely words about our last record.
hope you'll like the new album just as much.

crayola x | sarandon