I dismissed this album when it came out as I hadn’t really dug their last effort and I was busy with some other stuff. My buddy Mike told me to give it a few spins and then get back to him. Seemed like the least I could do for a pal. Well, thankfully I did as Like Clockwork is one of my favorite albums of 2013. There was a great article by Sasha Frere-Jones in The New Yorker about the band moving back to the independent label scene (Matador) after 10 years of slugging it out on the major labels (Interscope). I’d link to it but you need to be a subscriber to read it. Its worth hunting down.
…Like Clockwork is one of those albums that makes liking hard rock fun for me. I find most of the stuff that comes down the pipeline doesn’t really strike me as anything different. …Like Clockwork is so varied and creative; it is the best hard rock album I can remember in some time. Check out the video below for an hour plus concert at KCRW.