Some albums grab you by both hands and refuse to let go: The Lunar Rose …
If you ever doubted the longevity of pirate song and depths with which soldiers of the sea can regale those same tales of drinking, salty wenches, and scurvy dogs, you’ve forgotten that Lagerstein exist; indeed, exist to tell only those tales.
In their brand-new album, 25/7, it’s a versatility and ingenuity of new melodies that breathe new life to tales you might otherwise feel are as old as time—and it’s the Brisbane pirates’ best release to date.
Nothing like the rapid rhythms of an accordion to get you swigging at your beer (or rum), and standout track and latest single Dig, Bury, Drink, does just that. Its lively, rambunctious melodies, a crashing combination of a traditional pirate shanty and the mischief of metal, make it just the kind of anthemic track you need when you want to let your hair down and your imagination run wild.
Lagerstein have done it in past releases, but 25/7 really does give you permission to rock out to songs that might, by those who lack an ounce of fun in their lives, otherwise be deemed as very silly.
And props to Lagerstein for writing Shoey Song! When the beloved act of the shoey is being criticised in mainstream media for all kinds of stupid reasons, it’s nice to know there are still bands out there who can really take it all in their stride and have some fun–if Lagerstein can’t make you sing along with them, We drink! We drink! We drink from our shoes! you need to learn how to have a laugh again.
Lagerstein have done it in past releases, but 25/7 really does give you permission to rock out to songs that might, by those who lack an ounce of fun in their lives, otherwise be deemed as very silly. Sounding silly is the way forward, and Lagerstein, who do it really well, have only the strengths of their character and the mastery of music to ensure their legacy continues to grow stronger and stronger.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Dig, Bury, Drink!, Shoey Song, Wench My Thirst
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