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If you’ve been keeping up with the alternative rock scene the last few years then you’re bound to have heard of TheWorst, a band that has been dubbed by some as “the glorious love child of Joan Jett & Kurt Cobain.”
High praise, right? It’s mostly deserved too, though we feel that there’s a certain amount of punk thrown in the blender on their new release, Jim’s Song, too.
There’s nothing angry or aggressive, though, about Jim’s Song; instead what you have is a slightly sombre effort that really shines because of its lyrical power.
It sets the tone nicely for Yes Regrets, which was released in October of this year, and is one of our favorite albums for jumping around wildly in the office to. At least, when the editor’s not looking.
The production quality from Will Holland (of Chillhouse Records fame) is really solid but we suspect that if you want the best of TheWorst, you’re going to need to catch them on tour as Jim’s Song begs for the packed, sweaty atmosphere of an underground gig.
You can listen online at one of the links here.
The first time Nicholas went to a live gig, 31 years ago, it turned out to be an Iron Maiden secret gig and he became hooked on the music scene. He was one of the founding writers for Astro Zombie a heavy metal and new world techno-inspired zine and his interview with Rob Caggiano of Anthrax brought in over 300,000 readers. He’s based out of Southeast Asia now, but his love of music is as strong and diverse as ever.