The Luxury's new EP marks their return from a year-long hiatus with the hard driving, high bouncing title track as well as a well-known cover song from the 1980's, a lost track from the 2009 sessions for In The Wake Of What Won't Change, and a live track from the band's winning performance in the 31st annual Rock 'N' Roll Rumble. Check out the single in the audio player at the bottom of the site!
"It's a bold prediction, I know, but after listening for just two days - I don't think this band or the local music scene will ever be the same... looks to be one of the better albums to be released nationally in 2009."
- Ryan's Smashing Life
"The Luxury's arena Britpop races with car-chase intensity. Lush, four-part harmonies carry soaring synths and melodic guitars as The Luxury deftly balance prog leanings with pop sensibility."
- The Weekly Dig
A wall of layered guitars - overdriven, with wah-wah and other effects - marks the dramatic opening of This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things from Boston band The Luxury. This first track, "Let Go", provides ample demonstration of the band's prodigious technical facility and tantalizingly hints at their space rock tendencies. From there, the album kicks into another gear with the melodic "Seven Stories". Filled with sing-along melodies and punchy rhythms, this one is an obvious hit. The dichotomy here of dark lyrics - " the song will always end the same/when they're the wrong words and we sing them anyway" - with decidedly catchy melodies is a trademark of the entire album.