Too Old To Die YoungFat Wreck Chords
FAT 121 CD
***BRACKET has always felt like a square peg in a world of round holes. The story goes, they were too melodic to be punk, and too punk to be pop. But the band found a home at the haven for misfits, Fat Wreck Chords. Bracket made their Fat Wreck full-length album debut in 1997 with Novelty Forever, followed up by 2000’s When All Else Fails, and 2002’s Live in a Dive. In 2006 the band went their own way to explore their love of classic pop with Requiem, Hold Your Applause and the ambitious 70 minute (!) song The Last Page in 2016. 2019 sees Fat Wreck and Bracket reunited at last with the release of their first new album together in nearly two decades! Too Old to Die Young is a return to form for the band, distilling the Bracket sound stretching back to when “2rak005” first hooked listeners in 1994. The album finds Bracket still indulging their love for Beach Boys harmonies, but also taking a more straightforward songwriting approach. Self-recorded over the period of a couple years, Too Old to Die Young shows Bracket at their most collaborative to date. Everything was written together, including the lyrics. The album wrestles with the themes implied by its title, including the wariness that comes from making music for such a long time. Fans will be eager to get their hands on this latest installment of Bracket's uniquely classic barrage of harmonies, hook-laden choruses, and lyrical artistry.