When It All Comes Down
WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN, the new 5-song EP from the LAST CONSPIRATORS, is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed WARPARTY album. The new set, produced by Chris Fisher at Easter Island Studios, captures the raw energy of band's storied live performances as the LAST CONSPIRATORS serve up another batch of cutting, socially-charged blasts, combining a potent Molotov cocktail of psychedelic-punk and soulful garage rock. Nippertown says; "Tim Livingston excels at writing hook-laden, politically charged paeans to pop culture, and his commando team play it rough and crunchy on the band's powerhouse sophomore disc... The follow-up to band's 2007 full-length debut "War Party" - gets pretty close to capturing the energy of their live shows, and if the New York Dolls played sixties psychedelic pop, this is what it would all sound like. Potent stuff." The Big Takeover magazine weighs in; "A five-song follow-up to Warparty, this equally potent recording hints these guys are not only are on to something good, they're just getting started. Fronted by Upstate NY punk legend, Tim Livingston (whose credits go back to Killed-By-Death style Albany punks, the Morons), the band fills the same sonic space as the Clash, Adverts, Ruts, Stiff Little Fingers and New Model Army. If you want to know where the real songwriters in punk are this day and age, look no further' ALL MUSIC GUIDE calls the Last Conspirators 'a powerful rock & roll band whose sound fuses old-school punk, roots rock, and heartland rock, with fierce, often politically charged lyrics on top. The Last Conspirators are fronted by singer and songwriter Tim Livingston a pioneering figure on the punk scene in New York State's Hudson Valley.' WARPARTY, a set of old-school rock & roll protest songs, was called by the TIMES UNION " The most potent politically charged disc of the year, walking the tightrope between punk passion and polished professionalism." THE BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE said: "I hear Love, '60s blues rock balladry, ballsy post-punk mashers like 80s Australians, and dexterous guitars that prove ballast for Livingston's burning convictions like "American Son" and our in-foreclosure U.S. of "Innocent". HARP MAGAZINE called it: "incisive and poetic... overall an engaging album ", while CHRONOGRAM said: "...a quartet that brings a welcome, Information Age crunch to the tough, melodic sounds of late '70s/early '80s Brit-punk; think The Clash, The Jam, maybe The Ruts or the UK Subs, but with slightly glossier production values and lyrics that take shots at the soul-sucking, high-tech Noughties." GARAGE & BEAT MAGAZINE concurs, "60s psychedelia and '70s punk rage permeate this eclectic mix of angst rattled modern rock." The band's live shows are emotional, high-energy affairs and so far they have showcased at such venues as; the Mercury Lounge in NYC, Maxwells in NJ, and various Upstate New York clubs & festivals. They have shared the stage with the The Blasters, New Model Army, Hamell On Trial, Echoes & Shadows, the Murder Junkies and Casey Neil. The Last Cons have been played on radio stations; WFMU, WEQX, WVCR, WVKR, WRPI, WEXT, WSPN and have been featured on Strummerville DIY, WAMC's Performance Place, CRUMBS Radio, Capital Underground Radio, Babylon Street Radio, Maximum Threshold Radio and Kaleidoscope.