Tuesday, February 16, 2010
when the cafe doors exploded
Always get excited about new Ted Leo material.
The man's most recent album, The Brutalist Bricks, is more immediate than his last outing and overall much stronger.
The songs take a beefier, punk leaning with Leo taking it down a few notches here and there as well.
I was lucky enough to be standing about three feet in front of him the other week as he played a couple of the new tracks. Even hearing them stripped down to just acoustic guitar, the songs soared as Leo's voice sounds as good as ever.
He just seems like the coolest dude as well.