I'd heard somebody portray this band as indie rock, which I'm not big on, but this is much cooler than that depiction so i'll try to set the record straight. Yes, there is a disposition toward low-fi, distorted rock that brings to mind a band like DINOSAUR JR, but the tunes are also upbeat and and catchy in a way JAY REATARD (R.I.P.) was or the YOUNG PIONEERS or THERMALS were. The zone that exists between melodic punk and moody, heartfelt rock 'n' roll is a good place to be, and that's where DAN WEBB AND THE SPIDERS reside. This album is quickly becoming one of my favorites for the month, and if you dig the style of the bands aforementioned, you should do yourself a favor and seek this out for yourself. Fantastic.
Hands down one of the best, dirtiest, soulful, yearning punk records I’ve heard in a long time. Firmly rooted in rock music, the way the Humpers or Lazy Cowgirls were, but without the frequent veneer or swagger of garage punk. In fact, these songs sound like a punk band that’s trying like hell to sound like a folk band but just can’t. Simple songs, free of adornment, with the vocals and lyrics perfectly conveying a sense of regret and a great, great fatigue. A dozen precise rock‘n’roll songs with a glorious sloppiness to them. Two-minute anthems with fuzzed-out vocals, melodies accompanied with just the right amount of gravel, and guitar leads that are so simple they’re great. The bummer is I’m not even coming close to doing this justice. For whatever reason, I came across Oh Sure at just the right time. Never even heard of these guys before and then I listened to this record once and it’s been on permanent rotation since then. If I had my druthers, “I Was a Mess” would start playing every time I walked into a room. No-frills, one-hundred-percent-effective punk rock music; will assuredly make my top 10 (if not top 5) of the year. –Keith Rosson (Dan Webb)
released April 5, 2010
Dan Webb - Vocals / Guitar
Chris Amaral - Guitar / Vocals
Matt Kenney - Drums / Vocals
Dan Wallace - Bass / Vocals
Mike Vera - Recording at New Alliance
Nick Zampiello - Mastering at New Alliance East
Hilary Fiorito - Artwork
And I lost the race before i knew what was at stake so please forgive me but lately I've been thinking everyone's been cashing in on my misfortunes.
Track Name: No Fun
Girls like you are a dime a dozen.
Boys like me, well we ain't no fun so
What can we do when the party's over
And we're left with no one.
Things like this are best left unsaid.
Things like this are best left not happening.
How do we get from where we are
To where we need to be?
I can leave it where I found it...
But i can't get where i used to be.
I can leave it anywhere i want...
But i guess i'll take it all with me.
I can see it with my eyes closed...
my eyes ain't what they used to be.
I can dream it when i'm wide awake...
you know my head don't work like it used to.
Windy roads and rain-slicked pavement,
Yellow skies cut by telephone wires.
Lost in the ritual of routine,
Found where we got no business being
Days like these pass without notice.
Years like these add up too fast.
What can we do when we realize that
We've done nothing at last?