Brian Sendrowitz is back with the second part of the Hard Times Go series. Part 1 had a delightfully downbeat sort of feel to it; a slightly melancholic atmosphere that suited its release in January. If you visit the Bandcamp page you will see a brief insight into each song which proves an interesting read. It’s always nice to have a bit of background and the artist’s opinion/intentions for the piece.
Part 2 has been released today and the first few play throughs suggest that while this isn’t a bouncy, jangly summer record it is certainly more upbeat and again captures the time of the year. ‘East Coast’ and ‘Never Let You Down’ highlight this with optimistic lyrics and a pleasant sound reminiscent of a summer evening. The EP is capped off superbly with a cover of The Weakerthans’ ‘Left and Leaving’ (a personal favourite). Expect to see this on our next cover mix!
Both EPs (as with the majority of his work) are available for free on Bandcamp. As kind as a free release is, I’m sure a donation of any size would be warmly appreciated. Brian is a prolific artist who more than deserves a few dollars/pounds so try and give what you can. Plans are in place to release a full LP of Hard Times Go so keep an eye out for that.