Dryer Fire – Van Candy

I’m going to be blunt and straight-to-the-point for a change…

I know, I know… usually, I dilly-dally around, talking about “feelings” and “life” and other bullshit that I feel (in my deluded, self-absorbed mind) is relevant to the album… but not this time…

No, this time, I’m not going to talk about how much I like the bands that have apparent influence on this album… like King Missile (especially Detachable Penis), Dead Kennedys, New York Dolls, Descendants, and The Pixies…

I’m not going to mention that shit before I just bluntly state that THIS FUCKING EP IS GODDAMN AWESOME, AND YOU SHOULD JUST FUCKING BUY IT RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!

That’s where I feel I should start with this.

This is truly a brilliantly written album! I really appreciate it when a band puts some planning behind their work, and puts together a recurring theme or tells a story. Essentially, this EP revolves around a van… but not JUST a van… an EPIC van! Sure, it may not look like much from the outside, but the travels and adventures this van has seen paints a picture of the van that someone like Deedee Ramone must have owned at some point. It’s parked in strange places; it’s somewhat busted; lots of beer cans; been to some AWESOME parties… this van has seen it all!

In some songs, the van is the feature; in others, it’s there, but not as prominent. Either way, you know that this van has some stories to tell!

… and now that I’m done with this review, I’m gonna go get “Poo Pants Drunk” with my buddies!

You can find the album at https://1800slappy.bandcamp.com/album/van-candy  Be sure to follow this band!  https://www.facebook.com/DryerFireband/

Go get it NOW NOW NOW!!!


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