Recently we had the chance to listen to The Penny Serfs who released a gem of an emotionally charged LP early this year titled Politics in the Time of Heroin. My only regret is that I wish I’ve heard about this band a lot earlier than yesterday because I have really been enjoying this band. In today’s landscape of schizophrenic political affairs this album will help you escape. The album is available now via Spotify and Apple Music.
On the new album, the band shared: “Politics in the Time of Heroin is a fiery memorandum of the state of the world as seen by The Penny Serfs; smashed between catchy songs, and moody vibes.“
One of my favorite songs on the album is “Lonely Boy” which is a song that explores the deep dark secrets of loneliness and depression while at the same time trying to find the meaning behind the nation’s backward trending political environment which often seems to cause more loneliness, and depression. The song however has a beautiful melody and breathes tones of John Lennon’s vibrant and hopeful compositions.
Politics in the Time of Heroin is a pretty work of art. It is pleasant to listen to, the music is an escape vehicle, and every song is beautifully composed. I just wish I’ve heard about The Penny Serfs a lot sooner!
The Penny Serfs are: Mikey Loy, Stu Tenold, Kyle Lewis, and Aiden Landman
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