Popular Mechanics | Time And A Half

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Guided By Voices Hüsker Dü Pavement

More Artists From
United States - Missouri

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Power Pop Rock: Rock & Roll Moods: Mood: Upbeat
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Time And A Half

by Popular Mechanics

Power-Pop from America's Heartland.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. I Don't Mind
3:47 $0.99
clip
2. How's My Singing Pt. 2
3:33 $0.99
clip
3. Terrible Habits
4:04 $0.99
clip
4. Maneuvers
2:45 $0.99
clip
5. The Weakest Man You Know
4:02 $0.99
clip
6. Cold Dirty Ground
4:05 $0.99
clip
7. Whatever's In the Air
3:51 $0.99
clip
8. Half Steps
4:00 $0.99
clip
9. Obvious Display
3:25 $0.99
clip
10. You Can't Stay Here
4:17 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
With their high-power brand of energetic pop tunes, Popular Mechanics of Saint Louis, Missouri crunches, fuzzes, and lolls their way through one straightforward rock tune after another on Time And A Half. The subtlest hint of distinguished rock-twang punctuates the warm, melodic, nod-inducing, foot-tapping rock on this, the first full-length release of the outfit bringing together the guitar and vocals of Dave Todd, the bass guitar work of Rick Addis, and the able drumming of Tim Pinkerton.

“I Don’t Mind” kicks off the album with a stutter and a start, grabbing the listener with a solid, catchy hook or two and holding on to him or her with devil-may-care vocals, relationship-gone-afoul lyrics, and instrumental fluctuation between smooth undulations and staccato interruptions. “Terrible Habits” doesn’t relent after beginning with a quick and pulsing beat, quite resembling a pop music train all the way through. Interludes of diminuendo and the drop-off of the regularly monstrous guitar serve to accentuate the comparison—quiet, then loud, and always driving, driving, driving. A swaggering and soft near-samba approach to commence “Cold Dirty Ground” is a refreshing mix-up, but by no means alienates the listener, and the ever-presence of power-pop does manifest itself within the song as well. Comparisons to Hüsker Dü, The Hold Steady, and early Guided By Voices are not unwarranted—the Popular Mechanics sound is unadorned but not formulaic; straightforward but never mundane. What better name for a reliable, powerful, and palatable act such as this, but Popular Mechanics?

“Instantly catchy and resilient…direct and accessible…smart hooks and great fuzzy guitars…Nothing but smart oughta be hits here…upbeat music with a difference. Top pick.” –LMNOP aka dONW7, LMNOP.com & babysue.com

“Popular Mechanics displays a knack for making catchy, familiar rock music… Opening track "I Don't Mind" bears repeated listens…the band is right at home playing melodic bubblegum rock & roll.” –Christian Schaeffer, Riverfront Times (riverfronttimes.com)

“…Songs like “I Don’t Mind” and “Whatever’s In The Air” are…bouncily catchy…entertaining, and fun.” –Matt Flores, Eleven Magazine (elevenmusicmag.com)

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review