Nobody in music mixes wit and spleen with so much considered abandon.
Stefon “Stef” Alexander, AKA P.O.S., has long been adept at writing lyrics between everyday life’s cracks–a line here, a line there– wherever (including coffee shops, which he’s not particulary fond of), whenever inspiration strikes. According to the press release for Never Better (viewable on his MySpace page), the Minneapolis-based MC, Doomtree founding father, and Building Better Bombs frontman wrote most of his third album and second for Rhymesayers Entertainment in moving cars, meaning he’s probably been texting himself a lot since 2006’s Audition turned him into a veritable touring machine. Thrill-seekers reluctant to wait for the inevitable album release and homecoming (after he almost surely hits everyplace from Halifax to San Diego) shows might be able to cop a taste of the new stuff at Doomtree Blowout IV. Given the recession-adjusted cover ($10.00/$12.00!) and crew-inclusive lineup, satisfaction looms regardless.
Never Better Track Listing
1.Let It Rattle
2.Drumroll (We’re All Thirsty)
5.Graves (We Wrote the Book)
9.Low Light Low Life
10.The Basics (Alright)
11.Out of Category
12.Optimist (We Are Not For Them)
15.The Brave and the Snake
Charles Bronsom as Death Wish‘s Paul Kersey, a presence on every P.O.S. album to date. Twenty bucks says everybody’s favorite urban vigilante finds his way onto Never Better.