JuiceheaD How to Sail a Sinking Ship

JuiceheaD How to Sail a Sinking Ship
JuiceheaD's latest, How to Sail a Sinking Ship, is described as the band "stepping out of the underground and crossing over to the mainstream punk rock arena." Ah, the mainstream punk rock arena, I go there all the time. The Chicago, IL three-piece's new album is reminiscent of Rancid with a ska-infused, power chord-heavy sound. But the lifeless, generic vocals and overproduced, hollow sounding guitar tone make the whole thing sound pretty monotonous. Maybe live in a shitty bar, with four or five pints down the hatch, this might be worth a foot-stomp, but the record doesn't cut it. Also, this album has 20 tracks; with many songs three to four minutes long, this is weird and total overkill. Check out the prolific JuiceheaD if you like background noise masquerading as punk. (Misfits)