Do you miss the dark, swampy, delta blues-influenced sound of the early Black Keys? Have you come to terms with the fact that the Black Keys are never turning back, and those days are gone? Lonesome Shack are keeping the gritty blues stomp alive on More Primitive; one listen and you’ll be transported to the sticky backwoods of the Mississippi Delta (even though the band currently hails from Seatlle). If you need a solid dose of old school American country blues, give this a listen. 150 on limited yellow could go pretty quick, so don’t sleep on it –

The Details

On ltd ed YELLOW MARBLE, comes with a double sided lyric sheet with illustrations by Ben Todd, available only thru BOMP mailorder!
First pressing, these will go fast and be collectible, so act fast.

When we heard Lonesome Shack for the first time it reminded us of the young and gritty Black Keys that we had discovered many years ago.

They have devoted themselves to the study of true roots, and their music reflects that reverence for authenticity. – Seattle Weekly

A treasure trove of mind-blowing grooves that go somewhere beyond the traditional. – Jambands

Poetically devoted to that fading Americana sound. – Arkansas Times

This bluesy trio calls Seattle home, but you'd swear that Lonesome Shack hail from the deepest Mississippi Delta. – Spin

The latest in a long line of Alive Naturalsound artists dipping into raw, primal boogie and country blues. – Blurt

“More Primitive” finds Seattle’s Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd’s introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends, and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.

The band began in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness where Ben Todd hunkered down in the shack he built and studied the music of the American folk and blues lineage. In 2008 Todd joined up with drummer Kristian Garrard in Seattle, and in 2011 bassist Luke Bergman became the third member.

Lonesome Shack was signed to Alive thanks to Van Campbell of the Black Diamond Heavies who brought them to our attention.

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