The Wrecks just released their debut album Infinitely Ordinary and it’s anything but. Wow, that was bad. But the album, the album is good. The Wrecks, led by Nick Anderson have put together an album that defines their current state of being outstandingly odd and enjoyably awkward.
Infinitely Ordinary features eight songs and clocks in at just under 24 minutes long but that’s all that’s really needed for the band to make a statement. The single “Freaking Out” is reminiscent of a Cage the Elephant song with Anderson doing his best Matt Shultz impression but still managing to sound original. “Feels So Nice” is similar, but it shifts into a mix of California pop after 40 seconds while maintaining the established sound of the introduction. “Out of Style” is like that too. There are some weird rhythms and structures until The Wrecks combine that with some pop elements along with their own special style. “Fvck Somebody” is a pop song that would fit in well one of the band’s last EP. It might not be as interesting or cool as the other songs on the album but it’s still a favorite. “Four” features some crazy lyrics from Anderson on a soft ballad. The production and melodies are both simple, but the lyrics make it stand out. “We All Get Lonely” is a banger. It features a big bass line at the start of the song that drives it, a catchy chorus kicks in and that makes the song that much better. “The Life I Have” features more of Anderson’s original lyric writing style – it’s more of an indie punk song than anything but it fits perfectly in with the rest of the bizarre tracks on the record.
It would be nice if there was more music here, but sometimes a simple statement with eight songs is better than putting out unnecessary filler. Even with eight songs this is a favorite LP on the year. The Wrecks’ Infinitely Ordinary is definitely worth a listen.