MP3 Lifeguard Nights - Calm Down, Chief!
Americana/alt-folk with some eclectic and sonic twists
16 MP3 Songs in this album (56:26) !
Related styles: ROCK: Arena Rock, ROCK: College Rock
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"This is like, the fourth release from Lifeguard Nights in roughly a year and a half. You''d think by now the cream of the crop, as far as good songs go, would have been drained, but listening to "Calm Down Chief!" you get the feeling that it''s just the tip of the ice berg as far as interesting, relevant, and attention getting songs. Quality and quanity are not lacking.
Opening with "Sunshine," which has a really cool alt. pop Dramarama vibe to it, Lifeguard Nights takes us on a musical excursion from the darkness into the light via a bouncy, catchy rhythm section. On "Old Jersey" a hitchhiker on the Parkway, and then on the Turnpike talks about his disillusionment with the Garden State and how he is contemplating to deal with it in a bad way.
What I like most about Lifeguard Nights is their diversity of subjects like, "Matador," "Rumble in the Jungle Gym," and " In the Navy Now," just to name a few. The music ranges from alt. rock to traditional-minded country. This is a kind of rough-and-ready band that can wake up your imagination with romantic dreams of highway adventures, or tear you down until you''ve hit bottom. The white-hot center of this album is "Cut and Paste," and "Lonely Highway" with equal parts compassion and disdain focusing on vintage sound. I know I''ve been tip-toeing around it, but Lifeguard Nights'' creates songs that are well-written, sharply played, and a have a clear perspective, with the conviction of someone like Springsteen. This is a band with endurance."
- Phil Rainone, JERSEY BEAT