Group effort

By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 19, 2009

Although Homeward never attempts stylistic transcendence, it kind of reminds me of Guns N' Roses — before they unloaded a bunch of 10-minute songs on us. That's probably a good target for punks aiming to broaden their audience without slashing their own balls off.

Lind himself, having outgrown a few of his issues and willful inclinations, is happy working one of those office jobs normal people have, and as of this interview, he hasn't had a drink since December. He's also sparing himself a lot of hassle by self-releasing Homeward and keeping things simple.

"I find a lot of punk bands who are constantly touring and trying to make it big put out really shitty records. They're touring for nine, 10 months, maybe more, then they get six weeks off, and the label says, 'Write your record, record it, and give it to us within six weeks.' Well, how you do that and get anything good out of it? I just don't want to be one of those bands."

MARK LIND & THE UNLOVED + DEATH & TAXES + THE SCARS + THE REBEL DEAD + MARC CANNATA | T.T. the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge | November 25 at 9 pm | $7 | 617.492.BEAR or ttthebears.com

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