While they share influences with plenty of bands bent on recreating the speakeasy era, The Tin Hearts were certainly made for bars. The Hendrix/SRV guitar licks are numerous and nasty. The rhythms stomp and sway with tipsy precision. Even at its most somber, the piano sounds straight out of the saloon.

While they share influences with plenty of bands bent on recreating the speakeasy era, The Tin Hearts were certainly made for bars. The Hendrix/SRV guitar licks are numerous and nasty. The rhythms stomp and sway with tipsy precision. Even at its most somber, the piano sounds straight out of the saloon.

You can smell the whiskey on this band's breath through your speakers while listening to sophomore offering "No Good Deed."

The closest they come to artsy excess is the backwards drum fill that launches "Girl With the Calico Eyes." This is a mostly no-nonsense rock record that will sit well with old-school devotees but might not pass muster with more pop-minded palates.