Scott H. Biram’s upcoming Bloodshot release, Graveyard Shift, turned me off right from the start. The album art is atrocious, it’s graphically ugly as well as featuring a picture of fresh roadkill. On top of that there’s a little star shaped banner that says “This record sounds best when turned up loud.” I hate to see that on cds as it usually implies hard rock/metal/noise core stuff. So with much trepidation and my faith in Bloodshot Records wavering I slid the disc into my player.
I was surprised by the sounds emanating from my speakers. Instead of loud obnoxious rock I got an echoey one-man-band folk/blues. Scott H. Biram is a one man band who practically lives on the road. He comments on life on the road, sinning, finding jesus and the loss of his best friend. I highly recommend this disc. Pre-order Graveyard Shift here.
Here’s a couple bands that slipped through the cracks and deserve a full post but will only get this abbreviated one. Check em out nonetheless.
Leaving Tx is a Washington DC based alt-country band. They’ve done a great job of getting the word out on their self released debut.