Meet Sam Turner and the Cactus Cats

When you listen to Sam Turner & the Cactus Cats, it’s going to be hard to not feel the Southern vibe in the vocal tones. But, don’t just file this away under Texas folk/Americana, as the group seems to owe far more debt to indie traditions than it might first appear. I love the way the song has this circular feel, sweeping you away to tap your toes as guitar notes shoot off into the distance and the song returns to its steady stomp. Plus, the melody of the verse as Sam sings “I belong with no one but you” is sublimely memorable. This song is the title track to the band’s debut LP, Wanna Be Your Man, which is being released on June 9th via Roofus and Friends; there’s a release show on the same day in Houston if you’re in that neck of the woods!

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