The Brimstone Days (TBD), anchored in Malmö, Sweden, start the week with some groove on their new On A Monday Too Early To Tell. Like many of their like-minded brothers and sisters at Transubstans, and throughout their homeland, TBD turn the knobs on the way back machine to the 70s for a refresher course in bluesy hard rock. The overarching feeling you get is that TBD are concerned first and foremost with having a good time and making it ‘impossible to stand still.’ To do it, the trio take the rock and inject some funk factors into it, keeping it pretty accessible and upbeat. Apparently veterans of the road throughout Europe, On A Monday Too Early To Tell could use some of that road grit in the production to get across just what happened before Monday morning. Their energy may not compensate totally for that, but it does keep the platter moving at a good clip and there is an intimacy to their playing and setting that makes them pretty approachable. It’s good time music, made clear by opener I Need Soul’s call to put on your dancing shoes and shake your hips. TBD carry the vibe straight on through to the close courtesy of cuts like Tucson, Arizona, What Do You Want and Give Me A Reason.
What Do You Want :: The Brimstone Days :: On A Monday Too Early To Tell (2012, Transubstans)
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