Can’t move forward without toppling a few sacred cows, so bear with these names being thrown out there. Uncle Tupelo. Catherine Wheel. Jeffrey Lee Pierce. You’re either incredibly intrigued or peanut butter and pickles disgusted. Long Gone is not my usual cup of indie rock, but there’s a lot going on inside (and out) of this lovingly crafted cassette’s songs. Intrigued by the mash up of all the other musical troupes inferred, Long Gone’s cassette gets replayed for Ryan’s vocals. Like the art insert, but would have loved a lyrics sheet. Recommended.
–Matt Seward (Nervous Nelly, nervousnelly.storeenvy.com)