Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Henry Clay People - Twenty-Five For The Rest Of Our Lives

Wait I have yet to really talk about The Henry Clay People on this here old blog. This is something that is going to be quickly remedied with review of their latest release that came out today and you can pick it up from most digital retailers like where I just picked it up on Amazon or even quite possibly in your local record store(what a novel concept). You can even go listen to it first on spotify before being compelled to buy this music.

So "Twenty-Five For The Rest Of Our Lives" is an album whose songs punch you right in the mouth. After a short odd intro track it bursts right into the title track and barely gives you time to breath through it's raucuas 31:22 of run time with the average track coming in at just under 2:40. Their is a real punk rock spirit that bleeds through on this album and all of the trademarks of a Henry Clay people songs are present including writing songs about living everyday life and the struggles withing, a preference to “we / us” over “I / me” in the lyrics, lots of shouted vocals and fun guitar licks. This album really builds of the promise of last years "This is Desert EP" that showed a real growth and confidence in their sound.

It is hard to pick out any single track as a highlight off of Twenty-Five as from beginning to end this album just rocks your socks off and is just made to have fun and sing along with. With every release The Henry Clay People just keep making greater and greater records, but this one really seems to be a pinnacle of their 8ish years together as a band. I can't wait to get to see them perform live again and sing along and have fun with all these songs because at a Henry Clay People show you always feel like you are Twenty-Five for the Rest of your life...

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