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Treasure Fleet's new release, Future Ways, its second for Recess Records, is a far cry from what you would expect from the band's members, which is part of what makes it so interesting. The beer-soaked, working-class blitz is gone. Instead we have an upbeat stomp, rich with hooky vocal harmonies and catchy organ parts blended with dreamy bridges and off-kilter guitar leads. Maybe this is the fabled sound of punks growing up? These guys' more high-profile projects were immensely important listening during my formative years, so it's fun and refreshing to hear what's happening with them now, and I can't wait to find out what's next.
The record's title track should do a good job of summing up what the band is all about:
Also on tomorrow night's bill are the Brokedowns, Audacity, and Big Eyes. Should be a rager.