Monday, April 11, 2011
Torches To Rome - Torches To Rome
Can't go wrong with this record, especially now in the Spring time when it becomes necessary (Very Necessary....Salt N Pepa?) to roll down the car windows when cruising parking lots for wayward runaway chicks. The music has to be turned up just a bit louder to compensate for the wind, (and possible mask the sound of struggle) and this is one record that benefits from that increased volume.
The band was made up of personnel from: Fuel, John Henry West, Pinhead Gunpowder, Navio Forge, Portraits Of Past, Sawhorse, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, The Skinflutes, Colbom...and I'm sure more. Lots more by now. The combination of late 80's Dischord styled post punk/emo mixed with late 90's post punk/emo was a winner then, and it stands the test of time. It just blazes straight out of the stereo like a Husker Du/Fugazi...sandwich? A sandwich that blazes out of the stereo? It'd be a pretty rad sandwich you have to admit, and the fact that it could transport itself from musical sound waves into an edible lunch item, I mean, that's pretty sweet.
Not to mention the lyrics are of a rare breed, evocative and powerful, but never pandering or sappy.
Super good shit. Maybe enough to make you reconsider your jail bait trolling and go get a sandwich.