Desir Decir – Even the Earnest Learn

a0796268216_16With a title that gives even the most purposeful head case like myself a shot at redemption Desir Decir’s “Even the Earnest Learn” is a shot in the arm for the working class humps and dreamers of the world. Featuring present and former personnel from The Life Eaters, The Everymen and more. It’s a wonder this hard working, hard touring band ever found time to get back into the studio. On their followup to their 2014 debut “Mechanics” the trio of John Feuerbach, Greg Reyes and Mitch Cady return to Killing Horse Records with six songs that display a sense of growth and determination. Upon being handed the CD by the bands drummer earlier today. I was given enough time to thoroughly ingest each song while navigating the series of potholes and traffic congestion we’ve all come to call Hoboken.

The cleverly titled “Postpone the Orioles” jolts you out of your seat with it’s rallying cry “Can’t Stop the Train from Coming”. “Semetary” follows with it’s Ramones inspired opening cry and it’s Johnny Thunders swagger. “Roy’s on the Table” follows with crash course mix of early 80’s Power Cow Punk meets Social Distortions dirty boogie vibe. There is an overall grit and dirtiness going on here that leads me to think these guys have seen many a night both in front of and behind the bar. As each of these six bangers feature a good sense of story telling. While I made earlier comparisons to The Ramones and Johnny Thunders. Closer and more current comparisons can easily be made to Gaslight Anthem, The Legendary Shack Shakers and Desir Decirs’s brethren The Everymen.  Recorded and mixed by the very skillful hands of Mike Moebius at local legend Moonlight Mile Recording. The band will be heading back out on tour in January and plan to release a 7′ inch EP in early 2016. So be on the lookout. J.D.

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Sticker Shock

While I’ve always loved getting stickers from bands, fanzines and record labels. I’ve never really known what the hell to do with them. Having stopped putting them on my spiral notebooks in the 8th grade and the fact that I’m not quite the vandal I was in High School. I find myself accumulating them in boxes throughout my home. IMG_3853

Add to it my inability to ever let go of anything, (Jeez, I still have the notes Jessica passed to me in 8th grade English class.) my small collection keeps growing with each show and package of records I receive from my favorite distributor. Suddenly, I started doing the math and began putting the stickers together with cardboard record mailers and my overabundance of record sleeves and came up with a great third grade school project. Thus far, it’s been fun as well as a space clearer. IMG_3850Something I thought might be a regular feature here. As more stickers come in. More collages will be made and more cardboard lives can be saved. If you’d like your band, indie label, fanzine or podcast’s sticker included on our monthly board. Drop me a message and I’ll send you a proper address. In the meantime, I’ll ask RevHQ to stop sending stickers with my record order and just include extra records. Thanks, J.D. documentfanzine@gmail.com

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