Campfire Cassettes – GosLebrock

Samantha Gilweit, contributor

What would you get if the Mountain Goats, Jonathan Richman, Elliot Smith and a dirty crack addicted clown all fucked? Quite possibly GosLebrock, the latest album from Campfire Cassettes. The Cassettes describe themselves as “a 4 piece indie folk band that plays quick quirky songs that will get stuck in your head.” The interplay between classic folk strumming patterns and raunchy humor is a delight. But there are 24 tracks on GosLebrock. TWENTY FOUR FUCKING SONGS. Nothing gets stuck in your head and, unfortunately, the tracks start bleeding together.

Undoubtedly, this is an entertaining band. You don’t write songs titled, “Fuck You Like a Ukelele” and not be of benefit to society. This band would be great to see live, preferably post-three shots of whisky and pre-drunken sex. But should you play this album on a long road trip? No, the songs need to develop and start hitting more than skin deep for that to
happen.

Rating: 9 out of 12 Cans of PBR!

 

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