It would be easy to offer up New Rose as Americana revisionists, but in listening to their new single, it almost seems as if they’re revisiting what all those revisionists were revisiting. The coating on the lyrics almost has this wispy crackle to it, as if it’s been worn by years of existence; it works wonderfully with the guitar bending in the distant horizon while cymbals sway through the speakers. It stretches out over 3 and a half minutes, tickling the fancy of all those steeped in the roots of American rock n’ roll; look for the band’s Crying Eyes on November 9th via Broken Circles.
As I strive to prove that modern country music goes beyond Sturgill Simpson, let me introduce you to New York based band New Rose. Their take on the genre veers in more of the slacker style with slow strummed acoustics and trippy pedal steel in the background. If my description doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, check out this new single “Waiting On Me” and make your own assessment. To me, it’s as if Destroyer started a group with Sun Volt as the backing band.