RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS: Underneath the Owl: CD

Another rock solid record from these Texas playboys. I can’t tell if “Alexandria” is about his favorite city in Virginia or some girl lead singer Mike Wiebe met on tour. But with lines like “like Slim Pickens atop the bomb/you hold on to the bitter end” I guess it doesn’t matter too much. The musicianship here is aces high, the melodies are sweet, and the harmonies blend in like a think chocolate milkshake. Ummm, frothy!

 –koepenick (Volcom)