Even if this EP sucked, Pink Sticky Lies has got to be one of the best album titles in recent memory. Thankfully the record is worthy of its name.
Owen McCarthy must have gotten his ticket punched at Iggy School, but I mean that as a compliment. (At least that sounds better than Bowie aping INXS, which sounds better than it looks in print.) His songs blend catchy, straight ahead rock with toned-down glam sheen, resulting in infectious, memorable songs. He’s also smart enough to be a playful and variant vocalist, like the way he jacks up the vocal cadence on the chorus of “Something Wrong”. It’s an impressive and irresistible theatrical effect that could slide right onto the soundtrack of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and it would fit hand in glove.
The Everyothers quietly released a solid record in 2003 that got many spins on my player, and like so many other good bands, I feared they were one-and-done. This five track teaser from 2006 is more than reassuring, but I need more and I need it fast. Give me the record I can shut The Strokes up with, please!
(Hmmm…I see a pattern…2003, 2006, 2009?)
Got a penny? Buy their first album on Amazon.
Hear The Everyothers at their MySpace site.
Video for “Ticket Home” plus two others here.