Two years ago, the debut of Danny Carney’s Chainsaw Symphony was a pleasant surprise for me. Last year’s follow-up clicked less with me, but the new (mini)LP by Carney (formerly of Roll The Tanks) wastes no time in making the wantlist. It is an impressive 8-song LP titled Ten Beer Queer, on which Danny Carney (with the help of Pete Sosa on drums) plays hooky indierock that is easy to digest and effortlessly likeable. Just listen to the opening salvo of Kill Me When You Callback and New Glass Rose. Those songs are huge and just two of the highlights on the record.
But a Danny Carney Chainsaw Symphony record would not be complete without a curveball here and there. In this case, Airport Novels and Guitars Is Illegal give the middle part a quirky feel. The first songs has ’90s altrock fingerprints, the second is catchy hardcore punk. It shows how quality meets diversity on Ten Beer Queer, which is out now through Look Sharp Records.
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