Our friends in Tres Oui (remember when we put out their EP this year) are moving up the label chain, landing over on Shrimper for the release of their debut LP, Poised to Flourish. Today the band dropped the first single, which is one of the liver favorites for me. Tight drumming opens way for the angling guitar lines and Nate’s warm vocals to calmly ride the wave created by guitarist Stevsie Garcia. Bouncing grooves, infectious hooks and enough energy to keep your feet tapping throughout. Look for the LP on February 9th of next year.
It’s that silly time of year when we ascribe arbitrary rankings to the music created by our favorite artists. And, I’ve already seen a few lists from the likes of Paste or Rolling Stone (among others) that I find completely off the mark. Now, our ATH End of Year list will be a team effort, so here is a list of records I adored that probably won’t end up on too many other “Best of Lists,” though I think they should! Again, no particular order, just ten albums you should enjoy. …that you might have forgotten about.
Twenty something years into their career, and Refrigerator still have the knack for writing moving songs. Today we have this somber number built upon the back of a wurlitzer and light guitar strums. It’s the vocals that strike the most emotional appeal, almost like a softened Cohen sitting down at the piano. Accents from slide guitar build beautiful texture that leaves a lasting impact for listeners with careful ears. High Desert Lows will be released by Shrimper on February 9th of next year.