Old Wives – Mega Low Maniac – LP


Omaha’s greatest pop punk band finally coughed up another record. The 12-track Life Got In the Way is a nearly flawless exercise in frenetic guitars and drums blending with honey sweetened melodies and vocals. The record is far better than their novelty (yet still funny) band name would have you believe. The record starts off with the minute-long, sweet, breezy, acoustic number “Little Poems,” giving little hint at what follows. But from the ringing, distorted guitars on the title track, just two songs in, it’s clear the band have plenty of Ramones and Descendents on their playlist.


A1 Drag Me Down
A2 Friendly Distance
A3 For A Friend
A4 Finkle Is Einhorn
A5 Backtalk
A6 Burning Letters
A7 1000 Thoughts
B1 Me And Jack
B2 Back To Normal
B3 True Patriot Love
B4 The Truce
B5 Nine!
B6 Day Job