Friday, June 20, 2008
CD Review: The K's - Can't Get It Together
The K's - Can't Get It Together
2007, Flatware Productions
The K's aren't your typical rock band. Mixing grit and wit with just a bit of old school rock theatrics, they may be one of the hardest working bands out there. As a live performer they are one of the most high-energy shows around. This New York based outfit earns their money and then some every time they go onstage. The K's come across as a modern version of bands like the 1960's Knickerbockers ("Lies"). The rough mix of guitar-driven rock with horns and a lo-fi garage sound suggests a very loose, fun band. Can't Get It Together is a whirlwind of Rock-N-Roll fun.
The album opens with I Can't Get It Together is as garage as it comes, with loose harmonies and a very sixties groove. This is the sort of song that might either open a show or be one of the final encores of a night. It's a great rock tune. The K's don't let up from there, tearing through songs such as Last Trip To The Well, 13 Steps and Eliza Lynn. Eliza Lynn sounds like a good old Irish drinking tune from the right side of town let loose of it's acoustic arrangements and turned Punk. The Man In Black continues the aural barrage before we get to see the softer side of The K's on Fashion Plan. Other highlights include The Mosquito, Peg Legged Pirate and RubbintheBuddha.
This is a fabulous album. It's high energy from start to finish -- full of great songs and theatrics. The K's are definite Keepers.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about the K’s at www.theksband.com. You can purchase a copy of Can’t Get It Together at www.cdbaby.com/ksband2.