Since THE LIFE AND TIMES formed, they began disarming
audiences and critics with unbelievably loud yet relentlessly
beautiful music; the main constant for the band has been how
uncategorizable they've remained. Sure, they're a "rock band", but
one that skirts the boundaries of this word in each song, tipping their
collective cap to the giants that loom in each melody.
Yes, they're still moody, spacey, sonically overwhelming, symphonic
,and always grandiose, but threading these traits together is the
same obsessive attention to detail from singer Allen Epley, drummer
Chris Metcalf, and bassist Eric Abert that was the calling card of their
debut Suburban Hymns (DeSoto / Hawthorne Street) and each
subsequent release. The music made for their 2nd full length release
Tragic Boogie (Arena Rock / Hawthorne Street) reflects a process
that's even more detail-obsessed than earlier efforts.
This new 7" features 2 new songs recently recorded and mixed
entirely by the band at their space and reveals a new layer of
inventiveness to their sound.
And though they make music for the ages, the live show is the proof.
Blisteringly loud, unbelievably lush, and brilliantly lit with white light,
the sound created by these 3 gentlemen belies their numbers.