Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Outlook - Our Time Is Now LP
The much anticipated Outlook full length release. I really wish I would have put this up earlier because god damn people need to hear this. Outlook is killing it on all fronts, music is wild, progressive and inventive, lyrics are deep, earnest, and heartfelt and the homecoming show was wild as shit. The record begins with the title track and demonstrates what you can expect from the record, pretty fucking wild right off the bat. The second track is definitely one of my favorites on the record. Release, Gilded Cage, and All There Is are my lyrical favorites, reading them gave me a progression of 'yes... Yes!... and YES!'. Recorded by Rusty and gang/guest vocals provided by Stephie, Sgt X, and yours truly at the Family House. These recordings seem to be the most intense to date calling to mind the speed and intensity of bands like NFAA and Side by Side and blending them with the musical creativity of Beyond. The key thing to take notice of is that it's very difficult to just compare this release to a past band and have it fit its mold; Outlook is very much their own. After hearing this record I can't wait to hear what the next 7" is going to sound like. James said the songwriting is going to be much more collaborative and that it's all just going to come together through practice. Fuck yeah, da best!