Kevin Seconds “Heaven’s Near Wherever You Are”

What’s more fun than reviewing new music? Reviewing old music! We go back to 2001 for Kevin Seconds’ classic, “Heaven’s Near Wherever You Are.”
The voice sounded familiar to me, and I was finally able to place it: Pansy Division. The subject matter is clearly different, however. This modern sound was starting to fade away in the late ’90s, but fans of Harvey Danger, Fastball and the like will enjoy the trip down memory lane that this record gives. I’ve used all of my back-in-time analogies, and I still have more of these to write. Now what will I do?
“Chin” has female backing harmonies that keep the song moving, as does “Anti Me,” which just might be the best song on the record and reminds me of the Lemonheads. “137 Song” has a Gin Blossoms feel to it. You can’t really go wrong with any of these.
“Better Picture” has more pep if that’s what you’re looking for — not that any of these are sleepy ballads. “Down” is as slow as it gets, and it still could get you through a mountain pass.
If you missed this one the first time around, take the time to get to know an underrated power-pop performer from the turn of the millennium: Kevin Seconds.

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