THIS DAMN TOWN: This Time: 7"

Nov 10, 2008

This Damn Town brings to mind the type of bands that were running American regional music circuits in the ’20s through the ‘50s; bands that earned their living in roadhouses, shacks in the middle of forests, bunkers, and jamborees for little more than pay to the next town, dangerous encounters with any combination of women, men, shady business deals, drugs, and the love of music. But what came out of it no longer seems to exist on the national stage: steel-nerved, roots-ready bands that, no matter what they’re playing, is muscled through with meaty chops and excellent musicianship. It’s not flashy because those so secure in their playing can always kill the listener at any speed. Up front, is a languid—but not relaxed—Lux Interior vocalist that sweetens the deal.

 –todd (Shake Your Ass)

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