In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “There’s ups, there’s downs, there’s snarky country, there’s unashamed emotion. But most importantly, there’s some plenty of amazing, country infused, punk rock.”
I heard a single Old 97’s song about seven or eight years ago. It was in an episode of Veronica Mars. I loved it, and have had it my head ever since. But for some reason, I never really sought that song, or the band, out any more than that in the years since. But there’s something about that one song’s refusal to leave my head after all these years that gave me pretty high hopes as I pressed play on Too Far to Care.
Celtic drum beats at a break neck speed… Rocking, riffing guitars blasting away from the get go… Angsty lyrics kicking off with, “I got a time bomb, in my mind mom. I hear it ticking but I don’t know why.” Congratulations Old 97’s, you’ve cracked the code and figured out exactly how to make me love a band and album within five seconds. (more…)