Bare Jr.

Brainwasher

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A composed excursion into rock & roll's restless rhythms, Bare Jr.'s Brainwasher, the band's second full-length, unveiled some traditional alternative pop/rock style approaches while remaining surprisingly in the midst of country inspirations. Nashville's Bare Jr. is headed by Bobby Bare, Jr., a descendant of the celebrated '70s country star. They seem like they are adept at creating this kind of country-rock-inspired style. Bare's roots within rock's most classic tunes are also shown through all of the album's tracks, such as "God" and "Kiss Me." While "God" rounds out the moodiness of the country sound, "Kiss Me" clanks around what could be easily figured as a punk-inspired tune. From the jumpy flows of "If You Choose Me" to the lowering noisy presentation of "Why Do I Need a Job," the band composed a set sounding like a whole unit in spite of all the hybrid interpretations.

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