A Songs:Illinois post can be a small blessing or a kiss of death. Take for instance my 2006 post on the Lawrence, Kansas band The Roselines. A quick search of Elbo.ws shows that my post didn’t generate any other coverage and is in fact the only one ever for the band. Too bad, too, since this band continues to solidify it’s intelligent, earthy songwriting and americana vibe.
The band’s new record is called Lust For Luster and the only criticism I can dig up is perhaps it’s a bit too oblique, but in this day and age of “blog bands” that skip to the oversimplified chorus before the first verse this is more cause for celebration than concern. Get the new record here at Miles Of Music, it’s one of their “It’s A Cracker ” picks meaning it’s a 100% guaranteed.