Friday, May 21, 2010

Road Records Album of the Week



Road Records Album of the Week is Micah P. Hinson And the Pioneer Saboteurs.


The Road Records Review :

"The fourth full length solo album from Texas based singer songwriter Micah P. Hinson. The album features string arrangements by Eric Bachmann and members of Techanko, Devotchka and Crooked Fingers. This is his first collection of new material since the Red Empire Orchestra album back in 2008.

The first thing you will notice about this collection is the truly lush orchestration involved, it's quite a different beast to the totally stripped down sounds of the previous outing. The album kind of hints at times of a folk singer playing the spaghetti western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone with Richard Hawley and Calexico hovering around in the background. It's a really beautiful meeting of rough rustic folk sounds and big blasts of strings and brass.

There are also a couple longer tracks that go into some kind of weird almost psyche folk like noisy jams, almost sounding like Bonnie Prince Billy jamming with Godspeed You Black Emperor. Never one to rest on his laurels Micah P has come up trumps yet again."

Tracklist:

01. A Call To Arms
02. Take Off That Dress For Me
03. 2's And 3's
04. Seven Horses Seen Or Through The Hours, Still Comes Another Day
05. The Striking Before The Storm
06. The Cross That Stole This Heart Away
07. My God, My God
08. The Letter At Twin Wrecks
09. Watchers, Tell Us Of The Night
10. The Hero Will Never Hang
11. She's Building Castles In Her Heart
12. The Returning

Order Micah P. Hinson And the Pioneer Saboteurs for €12.99 from Road Records here.

Official Website : http://www.micahphinson.com/
Official Myspace : www.myspace.com/micahphinson

*Julie and Dave's Road Records, the amazing independent Dublin record store situated on Fade Street, survived a closing down scare at the end of 2009 but, thankfully, with the help of alot of friends, music-lovers and local musicians the shop is now over the worst of it.

One idea that has helped the lads through these times is a very simple one. An album of the month subscription. Basically the customer pays a membership fee and Road Records post out their album of the month every month.

Check it out here.