The new Lumineers album is easy to remember, it's self-titled and it's on Dualtone. It's a three-piece out of Denver - two dudes and a chick cello player from Craigslist doing the low tech Americana folk rock thing - good - there's never too much of this stuff. In the same vein as the Avett Brothers and Shovels and Rope, the heartfelt vocals of Wes Schultz makes this band go as he has this sort of earnest Todd Snider meets Joe Walsh thing going on. And when your girlfriend compares you to the "Dead Sea," that's less than damning by faint praise and is probably not a good thing.
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The new one from Shovels and Rope is "O' Be Joyful" and it's on mighty, mighty Dualtone. It's low tech country folk from Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent who sing up a storm on these sad slice of life tunes about places you're glad you're not at. Then again, you'll be glad to add this one to your collection - chock full of low budget, sweaty and sexy big time thrills - this is gonna be one of the best of the year and definitely worth a trip to Hell-A in August, but way better at Zoey's in Ventura. These two would also be great with the Blasters or the Avett Brothers. "Hail Hail" and "Tickin' Bomb" are about has hard as a duo can rock, the title tune is a keeper and "Kemba's Got the Cabbage Moth Blues" could be a worthy companion to Johnny Bond's "Hot Rod Lincoln." Love them.
There's more Southern Rock from the Dirty Guv'nahs - the album is "Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies" and it's on Dualtone. This is an advance from this Knoxville six-piece due out in August. Twangy and raucous - almost making you drink beer - as the band covers the usual suspect: women, whiskey and why me? On a scale of 1-to-10, I would imagination it would be an "8" as to the possibility of drunks shouting to hear "'Free Bird" as the set progresses and their sobriety fades. These guys are a bunch of pros who know what they're doing and frontman James Trimble has that perfect gruff and groovy rock voice. Anthems like "Temptation" will make you a fan of this seamlessly crafted corporate country rock.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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