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Hear Liquor Store’s Album-Length American Anthem ‘In the Garden’

New Jersey dudes cut classic rock excellence with garage-punk wilding

There’s something economical about naming your band Liquor Store, and it has nothing to do with bargain-hunting for booze. The handle says more than any genre ever could — it speaks to a sound and a state of mind with incredible ease. You will not be surprised when we tell you that these five fellas love beer, hail from New Jersey, and dubbed their first album Yeah Buddy. But we are not here to discuss the past. Liquor Store are only interested in a version of the future where their classic rock — as heard on second LP In the Garden — fills not only the interiors of every sweet ‘Stang from there to the Pacific, but each arena of this fine nation as well. The eight songs streaming below are tough, hook-forward, and jam-packed celebrations of a life well-lived under the flapping grace of Old Glory. In the Garden is out October 15 on Almost Ready Records. Get into it below, tall-boy optional.