Friday, December 12, 2008

Popular Workshop: We’re Alive And We’re Not Alone

Popular Workshop
We’re Alive And We’re Not Alone
This Is Fake DIY Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Popular Workshop plays an energetic post angular style of rock on their debut record We're Alive And We're Not Alone, which was recorded by Steve Albini. The album has everything you would expect from this type of group and an Albini product like the crashing drums, sizzling guitars and enough riffing hooks to keep your interest. Popular Workshop may get lost in the shuffle because there are a good number of bands with this sound right now but if you give We're Alive And We're Not Alone a spin you quickly realize that they are a definite new player on scene and could rise to the top quickly because of this quality debut release!

Key Track: "Reptilians"

Band With Similar Fire: Possum Dixon

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-Reviewed by Aidan Rox