After relentless touring and mastering, Timeshares return with their second full-length, Already Dead (out May 28 via SideOneDummy). A follow-up to 2011’s Bearable, the ten-track effort showcases guitarist’s Jon Hernandez’s naturally gritty pop-punk vocals and conjures images of ’80s-leaning, Replacements-esque rock. Whether they’re paying homage to their home state 0f New York on “Tail Lights” or pondering existential anxiety on “Same Day, Different Week,” Already Dead is a vast, contemplative spread.
Crafting Already Dead was also a tense process, according to Hernandez. “It did take us a long time to write the second record,” he explains in a statement to SPIN. “We were getting very nervous about how long we were taking. [Bassist] Mike [Natoli] and I were writing in private, but we didn’t work on these songs as a band for over a year after we’d been touring on Bearable. And that’s a big part in what the difference between the two is. We were able to clean the slate off and we knew we wanted to do a different sort of thing. So regardless of how long it took, we made the album we set out to make.”
Stream Already Dead below, pre-order it here, and, if you’re in the tri-state area, look out for an in-store pre-release at Looney Tunes on April 28, then catch their set with Balance & Composure at the Movielife’s Idobi Meltdown in New Jersey on June 26.