CD Review: The On Fires — Betrayer; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar with Vonnegutt, March 26

CD Review: The On Fires — Betrayer; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar with Vonnegutt, March 26

The On Fires
Betrayer

By Al Kaufman

The On Fires began life in Australia in 2003 as Asleep in the Park. Since that time, due mostly to their high-energy live shows, they have attained a large following in the land of Oz. They have since undergone a name change and are ready to take on the States. They come out full-force on the opening track of Betrayer, “Coming Home.” It is here that the duo of Marty Kennoff and Max Harman fully display their punk attitude, but with a penchant for surf guitars and just a touch of the B-52s’ party mentality. This is a band that is not against mixing their musical genres. If you need more convincing, on track two, “Hangin’ With the Living,” they dabble in ’60s psychedelia, but keep one foot firmly entrenched in ’90s power pop. Read more about CD Review: The On Fires — Betrayer; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar with Vonnegutt, March 26

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