Wednesday, April 11, 2012
SEE & HEAR: Archie Powell & The Exports - "Crazy Pills"
By Quinn S.
You probably didn't know it, but I bet you've been looking for some good 'ol rock 'n' roll fun with shots of power pop -- lots of shots. Chicago rockers Archie Powell & The Exports are back with their sophomore album, Great Ideas In Action, out May 1st. No, you won't find sophomore slump here at all, because Archie and the boys took it for a night of rock and drinks and it couldn't keep up. If the two tracks released from the album ("Crazy Pills" and "Metronome") are any indication, Great Ideas In Action improves greatly upon its predecessor, which wasn't all that bad in the first place. If you were hoping to catch what a young Elvis Costello and the Attractions might sound like in 2012 at the top of their game, look no further than "Crazy Pills."
I'll be honest, "Metronome" didn't quite hit me when it was first released, but with "Crazy Pills" batting second on the tracklist for Great Ideas In Action, it's a pretty effective 1-2 punch.
And here's the fittingly energetic, jittery video for "Crazy Pills." Don't break a sweat.
Archie Powell & The Exports