More bands should follow this one’s lead and release more concise records with more specific themes…. Just sayin’…
By Blurt Staff
Following up 2012’s Songs From The Laundromat, the Paul Ebersold-produced Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones and April 2013’s Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock – produced by Kevn Kinney and Chris Griffin – Drivin N Cryin releases Songs For The Turntable, the fourth and final EP in the Georgia band’s celebrated series of releases. The new EP, produced by Paul Ebersold, was recorded at: Sound Kitchen Recording Studios (Nashville) and Ardent Recording Studios (Memphis). It drops Oct. 29.
The plan has been to release 4 EPs over a 12 month period. EP1 Songs From The Laundromat revisited the band’s Southern-fried jangle-rock roots. EP2 Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones showcased songs from the secret landscape of the American psyche. Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock was both an homage and an update to the garage band sound of the ’60s that explored the experimental facet of the Drivin N Cryin sound with flourishes of 12-string guitar, electric sitar, synthesizer washes and horns.
Notes Kinney, “A couple months ago I was writing in the morning and my wife was listening to a record. She said I should record that song and I said ‘well, I did.’ It was the last song on the last record! It dawned on me then that most people that listen to records don’t usually listen past five or six songs, so I’m going to make a record with only five or six songs on it. In fact, I’m going to do four… Or five… Or maybe the rest of them this way!!!! This solves a lot of problems for drivin n cryin.”
Photo courtesy the band’s Facebook page. Read the earlier interview with Kevn Kinney right here at BLURT.