“If you do what you love, you’ll never eat a day in your life.”
Formed at the tail end of 2009, NY’s Timeshares have always done things by themselves, pouring their lives and hearts into their songs and working hard – really, really hard – on doing it all themselves. The band recorded its 2011 debut full-length Bearable in the basement of bassist/vocalist Mike Natoli’s family home and have done exactly the same with Already Dead, its stunning, genre-bending follow-up out April 28 via SideOneDummy Records. The album reaffirms Timeshares’ place in a punk scene that already holds the band in high regard, but also fully transcends it at the same time. It’s a record that sees the band take a great leap forward in terms of its songwriting – not that it was lacking in the first place – to create something that’s thoroughly timeless and modern, classic and new, invoking an alt-country feel that’s as much Old ’97s, Lucero and Drive-By Truckers as it is Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker or The Replacements.