04/15/11 Atlanta, GA - Earl
04/16/11 Nashville, TN - The End *
04/17/11 Charlotte, NC - Milestone Club *
04/18/11 Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House *
04/19/11 Baltimore, MD - Golden West *
04/20/11 New York, NY - Cake Shop *
04/21/11 Phila, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
04/22/11 Swarthmore, PA - Olde Club*
04/23/11 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *
04/24/11 Boston, MA - TT the Bear's *
04/26/11 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa *
04/27/11 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern *
04/28/11 Detroit, MI - The Old Miami *
04/29/11 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
04/29/11 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club *
05/01/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
05/03/11 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium *
05/04/11 Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr *
05/05/11 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar *
05/07/11 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *
* - with Shannon & the Clams
All they sing about is sex, sex, sex, burgers, fast food, and more sex.
The album I've been listening to lately is called Too Young To Be In Love, their first record on Hardly Art.
Like songs from that black and white era, the subject matter is usually about bubblegum love, from "Lover's Lane" to the title track. The former track is so good, it really set the tone of how the album would come together.
Some songs seems like they are parts one and two. For instance, it sounds like "Keep Away From Johnny" and "He's Coming Back" share the story of "My Boyfriend's Back". The two songs "The Curse of Being Young" and "Too Young To Be In Love" works well together too, sharing the theme of forbidden love of the youth.
I really like Too Young To Be In Love, but it's not an album that I can easily recommend to casual music fan. First of all, the downside is that I feel that very few people might appreciate Hunx's vocals. It's very... distinctive. Plus Hunx can be overly flamboyant, let's put it that way. If you can get past all that, you'll find the 50s/60s sound of Too Young To Be In Love to be surprisingly different than most albums being released today. You don't have to take my word for it, check out a few free songs from Hardly Art, they actually picked two very good tracks: "Lover's Lane" and "Too Young To Be In Love".
They are currently on tour, so hopefully I'll be there on May 1st at 7th Street Entry to check out the sleaze and the good times.
Trivia: Was it intentional? When I first saw the cover artwork for Too Young to be in Love I thought it was an Eddie Murphy homage. What do you think?
PARTY ALL THE TIME
TOO YOUNG TO BE IN LOVE