CHURCH SHOES: Loves: LP

May 08, 2013

These Ft Wayne, Indiana transplants who are now living in Austin, TX offer ten songs of sometimes rollicking, sometimes waltzing good times. I’m hearing a number of different influences here, varying from sometimes bringing to mind the masterpiece that is Alex Chilton’s Like Flies on Sherbert LP, whereas other times being seemingly influenced by the rootsy garage rock of fellow Austin residents The Golden Boys. It seems to straddle the line between garage rock and Americana equally, but without all of the bullshit trappings of most every artist that actually ever gets labeled or labels themselves as an “Americana” musician. This is a really good record and deserves more attention than it will probably ever receive.

 –Mark Twistworthy (KMJ, [email protected], music.churchshoes.us)

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