Life In Flames
by The Sinatras
Released: Oct 2009
Label: Leppotone Electrical Recordings
Chances are you've never heard of the Sinatras. Since the late '80s they've been one of the Midwest's best-kept secrets, a gloriously shambolic trio filtering nervy, Huskers-inspired thrash pop through melancholic guitar-jangle and pub rock-styled panache. Life in Flames, a 21-track juggernaut spanning three decades, is the final word on this criminally overlooked band; file next to Great Plains, the Mice and every other long-lost indie phenom from the Midwest that should've conquered the world.