Water All Around

"Water all around...never learn how to swim now." This site is devoted to great alternative music. Like "Swingin' Party" by the Replacements from which the aforementioned lyrics hail. These posts are intended to introduce visitors to bands that I believe deserve greater attention. If you wish to have an MP3 removed, email me at zotzedwriter@yahoo.com.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Left Alone

I discovered these guys at the Rock Star Journalist blog (to which you'll find a link conveniently located in the list to your right). If you like Rancid, you'll like Left Alone. They are clearly influenced by the CA ska-punkers, and recently signed with Hellcat Records (which was co-founded by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong). While ska and punk play large roles in their music, Left Alone also brings in country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly, and reggae. And they move easily between punk screamers and more melodic, introspective numbers (a trait I’ve always had a weakness for).

All of the songs below are from this year’s Dead American Radio disc. “City to City” was written by and features Tim Armstrong, and “La Pregunta” is a duet with Patricia Day of the Horropops (see my H-pops entry here). “Waiting for You” slows it down a bit, while “Dead American Radio” rocks and rages against the money-grubbing suits who control our airwaves.

This is a great disc – one of my faves of 2006. If you like what you hear here, I strongly urge you not to leave Left Alone alone. Buy the whole disc via the link below.

From Dead American Radio:
[MP3] Left Alone – “City to City” (featuring Tim Armstrong) EXPIRED
[MP3] Left Alone – “La Pregunta” (featuring Patricia Day) EXPIRED
[MP3] Left Alone – “Waiting for You” EXPIRED
[MP3] Left Alone – “Dead American Radio” EXPIRED

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