Tim Lee (as part of the Windbreakers) was one of the founders of southern indie rock alongside folks like The db’s and REM. Tim Lee has had a resurgence of late and presently records with his wife, and drummer Rodney C. Cash in the trio TimLee3. The band mines the fertile southern rock territory. The song “Mile Long Midway” with it’s memories of the 80′s, hanging out at the county fair, KISS t-shirts, and selecting songs from the jukebox at the local after-school hangout encapsulates everything the band is working towards.
I can’t say it much better than the Paisley Pop website:
Striking the perfect balance between stomp and shimmer, longtime rocker, Tim Lee’s new band TimLee3, steps out with a rousing rocker that recalls the roar of vintage Smithereens, the twang of Uncle Tupelo, and the straight out rock n’ roll of the Sonics. This is indie southern rock that will appeal to fans of The Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt, and Whiskeytown.
The new record is called 2good2b3 and came out on May 20th, you can order it here now.