This is the Deadwood Saints first Full Length album and it feels like coming home. This album definitely falls under the genre of “Beard Folk” literally and figuratively, the lead singer has his own legendary beard and he plays legendary folk music. The album makes you feel like you are living in the mountains in a cabin all alone, cut off from everything and you are completely okay with it. It is so soothing to listen to; each song is better than the last. The album in its entirety is beautifully put together with flawless transitions to each song. “The Devil Keeps Track” is one of the best songs on the album, if you want a little more upbeat song ,“My Irene” is also an amazing song to listen to.
2 Stars If you like old-timey simple songs than this is the album for you. Travis Bruner and Peter Harris are a two part team with an eclectic grouping of guitars and a bass. To sum up the album they play easy blues riffs that have been used through the ages and their lyrics are uncomplicated. You are introduced to the album with a simple song with simple toe-tapping twang. […]
By Molly McCowan The hook that Wire Faces lays down in the first track on Diamonds & Gold – entitled “Magic Mountain” – is one that wriggles and buzzes in the net between your ears. It’s sticky, in a hum-it-in-your-sleep kind of way. Wire Faces is Shane Zweygardt on drums/lead vocals, Ian Haygood on guitar/vocals and Menyus Borocz on bass. Diamonds & Gold, the newest release from the trio, is […]
By: Jeremy Fleischer 2/5 STARS The debut EP, Anchored, from Fort Collins acoustic-rock outfit Places Back Home can be summed up with one three-letter word: meh. It’s not terrible, but it’s not exceptional. It’s not unlistenable, but it’s rather boring. This is a shame, since all the elements are there. What’s lacking, it seems, is inspiration. Take the track “Letters.” It begins with a picked guitar and vocalist/songwriter Chris Tofano’s […]