Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Band of Heathens Sunday Morning Record BOH 2014

 
The best kept musical secret in Austin, Texas!
 
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
 
This is what the Black Crowes might sound like today if they were uh...good. People often ask why I look at back catalog recordings. These are perhaps three of the best singer / songwriters in Austin with the name of the band actually originating thanks to a misprint in the local paper. Their natural talent and unbridled passion quickly has fans as well as critics taking a closer look at this most formidable of rock 4tets.
 
The sound? No boundaries as they run the sonic spectrum from full contact rock and roll to alternative country and of course an alternative base that is just slightly left of center. While the vibe here is more laid back than previous release, the songwriting is solid, deep and highly emotive.
 
An American treasure and part of the amazing history of great bands coming out of Austin, The Band of Heathens are the perfect rock and roll storm.
 
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