Album Review: Wyldlife – The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll

By on June 9, 2013

wyldlifealbumReleased: April 16, 2013

Label: Merrifield Records

HHM Rating:

[xrr rating=3.5/5]

Don’t let the “the” missing from their name fool you: on their second LP, these garage rockers from NYC play the exact, sort of retro punk jam you’d expect to hear out of a vintage Fender valve—stylistically native to the ‘70s—still infecting the streets of Queens today. The Time Has Come is on fire when the band sticks to the melody-swept, raspy vocal ‘tude likes of “Cowboys and Slutz,” and “The Right.” The latter being a scrappy (yet jolly) number, boasting an ebullient post-solo buildup that Jet probably wish they wrote. But it’s not so hot on their southern rock stepchild “Out On The Run”—a mediocre, punk-barbeque clap along at best. And not to forget, “Trash” is sure to be a summer 2013 breakup anthem, at least for the jilted punkers of Tar Beach (“She’s just trash/And she’s another man’s treasure now”). @MattCrane

The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll is available for purchase on Bandcamp today.