Homespun: B&E, Chords to Live By
Chords to Live By is a clever title for B&E's first full-length, but it's a bit misleading: There's only one type of chord this quintet knows, and it's the power chord. The album delivers twelve funny, cynical rock songs full of supercharged guitars and knowing winks; in fact, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn will be pissed that B&E wrote a song called "Killer Riff" before he did. Still, the quintet's HS jones -- evident on the lovably shambling 2007 EP, We Regret Everything -- has turned from '70s classic rock toward '80s pop-metal.Read the rest here. B&E is holding a CD release show tomorrow night at Deluxe. The show starts at 9 p.m., and it's just $5.
MP3: B&E, "We Are All a Mighty Fine Mess"