Life Stinks - You'll Never Make It LP
Present-day San Francisco is beautiful city but it is also a hyper-active, tech-grinding rat race. Every day 24/7 the money chase is on, the rats hustling for tiny morsels of cheese, praying for the day when a big hunk o’ cheddar falls from the sky. If you’ve lived in the city for a good while and are some creative type or working joe or jane, you can be overwhelmed by it all. LIFE STINKS’s second album, You’ll Never Make It is a perfect portrait of that mind frame.
Feelings of anger, self-doubt, and vindictiveness are weaved though a sonic template that shifts from a Flipper/Fang arms-a-swingin groove like the title track to stand out Velvet poppers (anchor), Stooge-oid stomping (Sliding Down A Wire), and outright demented thuds (I’m A Weed). And then just when you are ready to take out a few windows, Life Stinks slyly slides in a gentle number which reminds you that the band is as complete as the emotional palette we all possess.
You’ll Never Make it is a great follow up to Life Stinks’ 2013 debut, which was called Album of the Year by some yucks at Maximum RocknRoll and earned high praise at Raven Sings the Blues, It’s Psychedelic Baby, Terminal Boredom, and other places. Life their first album, You’ll Never Make It is produced by Kelley Stoltz and Mikey Young (Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
Ships second or third week of November 2015.