After more than a year's wait since the CD came out, the vinyl version of Dead Mechanical's debut full-length is finally here! We dare you not to fall in love with this record. Upbeat and catchy tunes with sweet hooks back up dual vocals, one gruff and nicotine-throated and one eager and honey-coated. The band perfectly blends the sounds of bands like Jawbreaker, Superchunk, and Jawbox, but add a bit of a pop-punk sensibility to keep things energetic and fun, to create a sound that you'll be humming endlessly. Lucas' lyrics tell tales and pay equal attention to unrequited love and social/political missteps, taking cues from both Mr. Schwarzenbach and Mr. MacKaye, while Matt's weave fantastical odes to life's inconsistencies, not unlike Mr. Congelliere and his quirky witticisms. This band could easily fit on stage at Gilman or in Chapel Hill in the mid-90s, but thankfully they're here with us now making new music that the kids of 15 years from now will be wistfully imagining themselves seeing at a Charm City basement show in 2008.
Sex Cells Records released the CD version of this album last year and it's been one of our favorite releases ever since. This is a record that won't be leaving your turntable for a long time.