“Every once in a while, you hear a record by a band that just completely blows you away. Even rarer is an indie pop record that doesn't sound derivative.”
Pop Culture Press
Now You've Really Done It
Chicago melodic rockers The Webstirs release their fifth album,
Now You’ve Really Done It.
Recorded and produced by longtime collaborator Matt Allison (Lawrence Arms, Split Single, Alkaline Trio), the new album reflects a maturing of the band’s quirky pop style.“We’ve grown a lot since we started,” said guitarist Preston Pisellini. “We were college kids having fun and partying all night. Now we all have families and jobs and responisbilities. We’re definitely a little older but, I hope, a little wiser.”
Still catchy and upbeat, the songs explore some darker territory than previous albums. Chasing the Sound, the album closer, is a tribute to local music scene fixture—and the band’s longtime soundman—Gary Rogers, who passed away in 2009. “Change is inevitable,” said keyboardist Mark Winkler, “but we can embrace and celebrate those changes because we’re not gonna stop them.”