Cheap Time 

"Handy Man" b/w "Wildlife" 7-inch

Nashville trio Cheap Time is the latest export from the scene that churned out noisy garage-rock saviors Be Your Own Pet. But whereas BYOP emerged with a cadre of catchy hooks backing up youthful energy, Cheap Time goes back to the basics to draw out grit and stamina.

"Handy Man" is a fun-loving garage-rock anthem that pounds straight ahead through reverb and tinny production. On the flip side "Wildlife" offers more of the same, but stands out as the shining star of the single. The music is simple, fun and bound by unwavering punk-rock tantrums that infectiously channel refined, spastic energy. There isn't much to write home about regarding songwriting here. Plodding rock naivety and enthusiasm are Cheap Time's strongest assets, and the group wields them with unadulterated passion. 3 stars


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