Timeshares / Dividers - Split 7" - Red Vinyl (/100), a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
I am an absolute sucker for 7" singles series. I just love the idea of fronting a bunch of money and then being surprised to get something fun in the mail every so often. I'm currently enrolled in several and almost always welcome the opportunity to join more. All In Vinyl demonstrates one of the big reasons I like this sort of thing. This is the 3rd year in a row I've subscribed to their series. You can buy these 7"s on their own, but if you are one of the 100 subscribers to the whole set you get an exclusive vinyl color. Later on in the year, The Steve Adamyk Band is putting out a 7" in this club, so there was no way I wasn't going to subscribe.
The 2 bands on this 7" are both new to me. Though I've heard of Timeshares I'd never actually heard any of their songs. I really enjoyed their contributions, mixing gruff but melodic vocals to Tom Petty inspired guitar riffs. I felt a kinship between them and bands like Nude Beach or Unwelcome Guests; it's really good.
Dividers are a band I'd never heard of before and although the songs are good, playing a somewhat shouty punk rock that reminds me of Iron Chic. I can't say that they are the sort of songs that I'd go back to over and over again, but both of these bands highlight why I love 7" clubs. I never would have bought this record on its own, but now I've been introduced to 2 really good bands all because I wanted a variant 7" of a band coming down the road.
Timeshares - Split 7":
Dividers - Split 7"