March 27, 2018

The Shut-Ups: Just Another Generation

Neo-New Wave band The Shut-Ups have a knack for concise power pop songs. Their new full-length Just Another Generation is a concept album about time and they are in a hurry to get get through the songs, sometimes even at breakneck speed (This Band is Gonna Break Up), but they never drop the ball, serving up hooks and smart vocal harmonies like they are going out of style.

Everybody seems to be rushing these days, but the Atlanta-Athens quintet were keen enough to sit back and share some sharp observations about the state of things. Recommended if you like Look Sharp-era Joe Jackson, The Strokes, Weezer, and They Might Be Giants.

The Shut-Ups:
Don Condescending: vocals, keyboards
Ben Spraker: vocals, guitar
Thaddeus Thompson: bass
Tony Jenkins: drums
Jason NeSmith: more guitar

Just Another Generation is a released thru Stuff Records. Buy it from the band's website (digital) or CD Baby (CD).

Tracks:
  1. We're Gonna Waste Your Time
  2. Don't Get Me Started
  3. Just Another Generation
  4. This Band is Gonna Break Up
  5. We Are the Remainder Men
  6. Metronome
  7. Castration Anxiety
  8. Two Minutes
  9. Why Are We Gonna Die?
  10. They Know
  11. Et Tu, Tomorrow?

Live date:
  • 04/13 Atlanta, GA @ 529 (w/ Weisshund)

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