Way back on October 2 (or two holiday seasons ago), The Sheila Divine released their first album in three years, The Morbs. The album starts off pretty slowly, with "Beautiful Midnight." To be 100% honest, I was a little concerned as "Beautiful Midnight" sounds a bit more like Aaron Perrino's other band, Dear Leader, than The Sheila Divine. As much as I love Dear Leader's more mellow and electronic side, that's not what I'm looking for in a Sheila Divine album. Luckily, two minutes in and it kicks into a more Sheila Divine worthy anthem, with the chanted and repeated chorus of "Take away take away take it all away." For some reason, The Sheila Divine always sound better with a shout along chorus.
From there, The Morbs is classic, albeit matured, Sheila Divine. "From a Gentleman to a Lady" has an almost classic rock guitar solo, and "We Took a Ride" might be the most punk Sheila Divine have ever sounded. "Watch Out For Us" was released as a single earlier this year, but it a still might be the standout track of the album.
The Morbs is available now on The Sheila Divine's Bandcamp.