RIYL: Gram Parsons, Tom Petty, King Tuff, The Replacements
Label: Third Man Records
Detroit scourge and general rabble-rouserÂ Craig Brown, the newest addition to Third Man Records’ growing fringe country roster, has gone rogue and assembled himself a group of like-minded minstrels to slap togetherÂ a debut album.Â First single Overthinking embraces the grey zone between country and rock before there was a rulebook. Â This is the sound of Gram and Keith lost in NellcÃ´te with a bag of hash and a piano. Â There’s a ramshackle finesse here as pure as The Byrds in the late 60s and as sousedÂ as The Replacements in a midwest dive somewhere in the mid 80s. Â There’s also a free-spirited punk ethos in the vein of King Tuff. Â Whichever, whoever, wherever…it’s a joyful listen.
Third Man Records rarely puts limited product online, so gawk at the price all you want, my babies…it’ll sell out soon. Â Check out the video for Overthinking and catch a b-side on Spotify below.Â Then, stroll through that ‘buy’ link and grab a slab of seafoam wax before they’re cleaned out.
Detroitâ€™s most beloved bartender, cook, and ping pong champion has gone solo.
Well, solo in the sense that heâ€™s put a recracker musical act together and called it The Craig Brown Band.
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