Bang Lime Best Friends in Love

Bang Lime Best Friends in Love
When not busy with main stage act Metric, Josh Winstead and Joules Scott-Key deliver rock’n’roll-heavy dance punk. Luckily, they snagged a deal with Last Gang and with hardly any buzz surrounding the side-project, released this shaky debut. It would be a lie to say this album isn’t headache-inducing, but for many this is what gets them going: dirty, balls-out rock simplicity akin to Die Mannequin and Pride Tiger. But for some of us, we need a little bit more to our indie rock. You can only hear the same song so many times and these tunes aren’t the first of their kind. "Equator” kicks out a raunchy bass line like its no one’s business, recalling Death From Above 1979, while "Kick the Habit” rocks steadily and could probably ride some radio airwaves. The lyrics are cheesy at best, like many classic rockers tend to be, and don’t venture too far in the direction of making any sort of point or having any sort of purpose. The album is fun enough for parties and convertible car rides, high fives and air guitar rocking but doesn’t go well with headphones. (Last Gang)