The Life and Times of Beau Hollingsworth is the debut EP from Irish post-punk band The Excuses. Just being an Irish rock band is trremendous pressure, as no country has a richer rock heritage to live up to. The Excuses take this in stride and deliver five tracks of street laden post-punk goodness. The tracks are edgy, have a minimalist feel, with a compelling vocal stylings and a wonderful bass out front mix. The only nitpicky flaw is using a white X on a black background for the cover. At this point, that is totally associated with the band XX and something original should be on their EP cover, but I digress. Bottom line on The Life and Times is that this is a very good debut and shows much promise for the future from this band. Stream and download The Life and Times of Beau Hollingsworth for free at the link below.