The Seagulls announce the release of their highly anticipated album
This Time Next Year... is the fifth and most sonically diverse album for the San Francisco garage rockers. The nine tracks are a modern take on the variety of sounds influencing songwriter Jon Brooder in the 70s and 80s – from 50s rock ‘n roll, rock steady, British pub rock, Motown and The Clash.
This Time Next Year... opens with “Big, Bad, Beautiful World,” an anthemic rocker that feels like a rock ‘n roll hug, then shifts to “Hold On,” a ska-tinged song of hope that songwriter Jon Brooder dedicates to his children in live shows. The haunting and wistful “Desperation” chooses flight over fight, while the raucous romp “Sunday Afternoon Drinking” captures both the heady moments before the barroom brawl and the head pounding aftermath of a right 'ole session. Visit the pre-release link to see the video. “Gi’s a Drink Woodcock” is an upbeat party number that captures the exuberance of youth. “Coraline” is about the forgotten people around the world, featuring angular guitar work and a nod to the always-fresh Bo Diddley beat. This 'aint your parents' Eleanor Rigby! Remaining pre-released tracks include the charmingly sparse “Momma Knows Best," the edgy tale of the witchy “Harriet" and “Dogs of Love,” a Brit-pop banger about the never-ending and often-failing quest for love.