The Dears are very alternative oriented typically, and somehow seem like a rarity these days in their fast pace, despite all the alternative bands out there right now. Times Infinity Volume Two is still alternative and still uniquely paced. It can be trippy like in “1998” or “Until Deathrow”, it can be sentimental like in the opener, “Taking it To The Grave”, and it can be intense like in the symphonic “I Love You Times Infinity”.
Kicking it up a notch is the surreal “Nothing in It For Me or For You”, and “I’m Sorry That I Wished You Dead” is strangely much like modern indie, think The Dodos. They do change it up a lot here, “Of Fisticuffs” is solid garage influenced rock and they generally go from a soft song to a more raucous one. The closing “End of Tour” is even really solid, funky, soul and does well with that.
Bold and sticking out more than ever, The Dears continue to deliver a reprieve from the pop music scene with their signature alternative blend and tight musicianship on Times Infinity Volume Two.