Already Gone/Skyway 7″ (SideOneDummy Records)
release date: 12/11/2012
by Scott Hefflon
First recorded output in five years, three releases on Doghouse, went more altcountry/Americana than boy band altrock like The All-American Rejects (who started on Doghouse, if you remember correctly), and got together for a few holiday shows in 2012 and released this 7″ on SideOneDummy. “Already Gone” starts a little too country-infused rock for me (like The Refreshments, who did the King of the Hill theme song and “Banditos,” with the memorable line “Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people”), but leads to a hand-clap shuffling rocker with “hey!” injections like classic T Rex or Gary Glitter and is a song you should tuck into your random playlist. Whenever it plays, you’ll grin and be glad to hear it again.