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Friday, September 21, 2012

Three of a kind beats two pairs...

The past couple weeks have brought three new YouTube performances from The McLovins. Nightshades, 8 Dogs and Yankee Rose were all born of a solid summer of festival stops and touring. . All three new compositions show the influence that a more solid touring schedule has had on the band, bringing to the mix much more nimble and supple pocket jamming, and showcasing the increasing songwriting skills of the quartet.

Nightshades is a loving tribute to Levon Helm and the band, wrapped in a quirky mélange of wordplay and allusion, served up hot and fresh.

8 Dogs, a sharp shock to the system, a jazzy throwback dirty as hell and not suitable for mixed company.

Yankee Rose, probably the most thoughtful of the three new songs, built on a brick foundation of cowboy psyche rock, more Dead than Allmans, a bit of NRPS and a slippery shot of Quicksilver. Mighty tasty and it goes down smooth.


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