Austin band squashes pigeon-holing efforts, traps monkey.
Traditional instruments like fiddle, mandolin and accordion are not
traditionally employed outside country circles, but Austin's favorite
sons have a unique definition of southern rock. The initial happy
gooforia of "Declineometer" and "Burn The Honeysuckle"
melds Barenaked Ladies with Colorblind James Experience.
Lest that get too comfortable, "Mr. Betty" shows up with
his Rolling Stones stomp. "Shake The Chandelier"
invests in the same boogie-blues that inspired Kings Of Leon,
but gives it a barn dance twist. Appreciation for Van Morrison
circa His Band And Street Choir shows through on "Hooky
Junk" and "New Roommate" which demonstrates the juvenile
humor, "Always late on the rent/ couldn't buy a bag of farts."
The quality musicianship goes in hand with the variety of styles,
and explains frequent comparisons to Doug Sahm. With more flavor
than their inedible name implies, they have developed a grateful,
2. Burn the Honeysuckle
4. Shake the Chandelier
5. New Roommate
6. Hooky Junk
7. Weather Woman
9. Our Patriarch
10. The Education Song
11. Collection's Getting
12. Pill Bug Blues
13. Pick & Roll
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