Okay, let's be clear. I didn't love the Dollyrots' third release A Little Messed Up. I didn't hate it but it seemed like they were expanding in a bad direction.
About a year ago, I received news that they were going to make a fourth album. But, instead of sticking with a label, they were going to crowd-fund the new release via KickStarter. They greatly exceeded their modest financial goal and, a year later, we have a new set of tunes to which to listen.
So, how did it turn out, you ask? Should you head over to their site and pre-order it? The answer is an emphatic
If you went and read my review of the third album, rest assured that the new one fixes everything I didn't like. It's a buzzing bouncing ball of punky power-pop goodness. It's not a carbon-copy of the first two albums but it progresses from them in a good way. There's a wee bit of keyboard in places, effective but not distracting. Luis' back-up vocals are more evident. Slow songs are kept to a minimum. It's, frankly, what the third album should have been.
My favorite track is the single,
Hyperactive. It's fast and fun with choppy verses and a chorus with which it's fun to shout along. I love how the last line of the chorus comes in a beat early. And there's a cute video for it:
Totally unrelated to your post, but it's nice to "see" you! Haven't talked to you in ages. Was just wondering yesterday how you guys were doing (how's the decluttering going? How's K holding up with the impending visit from family? Etc.)
Y'know, yo can always just email me. :)
But we're doing fine. Decluttering-wise, I'm having trouble getting rid of computers. Folks are interested but I can't get them past the interested state. I may have to just dump a bunch.
We also did some actual yard work, including cutting down all the wee southern pine which had been populating the back yard.
We're in a bit of a panic regarding the visit as someone overshot the edge of the litter box, spraying an area of the carpet. We didn't realize it right away and others added to it. Just got done giving it a good going-over with the wet-vac. Sigh.
(We're contemplating putting vinyl flooring in the "cat-box room," both to deal with this instance as well as to make the room easier to clean. Litter and carpeting is not a good combi!)
How are things for you?