The Last- Danger

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The LastDanger
Release date: 2013Nov05
Label: End Sound
Rating: 4.5/5

I’d never heard of The Last until now. They’re  a L.A power pop group founded in 1976 that features  Joe and Mike Nolte, Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, ALL) and Karl Alvarez (Descendents, ALL). This is their first release following 1996’s Gin and Innuendoes. “I Know” sounds like a mash-up of Stevenson and Alvarez’s better-known projects. Top picks include “Red Hair” (cheating redheads), “Unreal Love” (walks edge of pop, leaning into ska), “I’m Not Crazy” (traces of  The Jam and X...very catchy), “Look Again” (sharp contrast to poppy aspects, straight out of 1976), “She Knows Just What To Do” (Is this where the Bangles influence comes in?), “Danger” (don’t fear the reaper?) and “Faces In Your Eyes” (ends just as it began….on a fiery note). Fans of all the bands mentioned and plenty more will enjoy Danger.

FCC: 2
Try: 2,3,5,7,10,14

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