Bring on the desert. Blacken & Curl is a Spaghetti Western record complete with stenciled artwork of a desert range. If you love old country and bands like Spindrift, The Starvations, Fresh & Onlys, and Old Crow Medicine Show, you need to hear these guys. One of the things I really like about this record is that the band didn’t half-ass it instrumentally. There is a nice range of instruments on this record: cello, violin, trumpet, and plenty of acoustic guitars. They keep the themes consistent with the art, music style, and song titles.
–Ryan Nichols (Self-released)