Snappy Little Numbers (2018)
My only previous exposure to Dirty Few was via a split 7" they did on Snappy Little Numbers a few years ago. I dug those songs quite a bit, and felt like they sounded somewhat like Randy, specifically of the Welfare Problems era. These new songs don't sound like that at all. Luckily they're still good, but it's a pretty big shift from what I was expecting.
Where their songs from the split were tightly wound, energetic explosions, the four songs on this new Volcom Sessions ease off the throttle quite a bit. The band is taking their time, letting their songs breathe and just sort of relishing in a slower, boozy vibe. While they show they can still punch with the best on the more energetic "Die High," the other three seem like the band has taken more inspiration from The Replacements, though with a much higher propensity to mention partying in the lyrics of their songs.
This is a solid 7". It's not a super great, can't miss sort of release like a lot of the things that Snappy Little Numbers releases, but it's a totally enjoyable four song affair. It's also possible that I just don't party often enough to really appreciate the genius of these songs. But I'm old and tired.
Dirty Few - Volcom Sessions: