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Album Review: At Mission Dolores - Last Night Outside Her Apartment

Shawn and I are hardcore movie fans, but we're big into music too. We love to play music on our show, and expose new musicians and bands to the masses. But we've never really dabbled in music reviews here in The Basement.

So I'm pretty stoked to give the new record by At Mission Dolores a listen, and share some thoughts here for you Basement Dwellers.

Their latest, Last Night Outside Her Apartment, lands on vinyl May 3, and it's a collection of tracks that's perfectly suited for the medium. I love to chill out with a Scotch and listen to vinyl, and Last Night Outside Her Apartment is just the album to do that to.

One part punk, another part alt-rock, At Mission Dolores goes down real easy, like an ice-cold pilsner on a hot summer day. The songs flow from one to the next, and the vocals by JP Lancaster, Jared Doherty and Jared Wilman mesh nicely with the instruments. No one sound or singing style dominates the other.

I'm a metal guy, but appreciated just how easy listening this record is. Maybe it's because the album was recorded live? But I felt like I was seated at a pub table and enjoying a great set of music. Favourite track? Hard to say. I'm definitely a fan of the opener, Crash in the Jungle (listen to it on our next podcast), but there isn't one song I disliked.

The album has meaning too, as each song is about a character who inhabits behaviours like alienation, infidelity and drug induced malaise. I appreciate that, and that the message doesn't come across heavy handed. It's just good music!

I gotta put Last Night Outside Her Apartment in the Good. Please support this great band and album, and pick up a copy on vinyl via Factotum CO.


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