Review: Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks
““The Song Is You””
(Flameshovel Records)

Who would ever want a flaming shovel?  Coming at you as if in a fist of rage this off the wall Sea and Cake “Nassau” type record is as filled with jazz chords of a seminal quality.  I immediately wanted to pick up a guitar and figure out what in the hell these boys were doing.  Sometimes just when you’ve had enough of the guitar roughage they switch it up like on “The Joke”.  It would be hard to pull of songs like “The Wolverine, Who Has No Friends” and “Transcontinental” without such a laid back, off time signature approach to playing drums, but these chaps pull it off without a hitch.  I’ve been hooked, line and sinker, but don’t expect me to come up for air, I want more!