RAZORCAKE (USA) Blues and soul used to heartbeat around the highways of America one road house, chapel, and boozing ken at a time. It’s a different war of culture now; against the stucco footprints of chain store giants. In between the toes, a jangly fungus is proving resistant to the merciless stomps and flattening. Surely, The Turpentine Brothers owe the Reigning Sound several quarters in their tip jar, but this is far from a straight-up rip. They hold steady on their own with organ-alive, harmonic-piping, gasoline-soaked, rag-on-the-mouth music that stands proudly by itself. Great stuff. –Todd Taylor
GONER RECORDS (USA) Justin Hubbard's great baritone powers through the mid-week mess like a shot of smoky whiskey... no wonder Germany's sharp-as-german-tacks ALIEN SNATCH label put this out! Love us some Turpentine Brothers around here- features Tara from Mr Airplane Man, too! LP is GREAT!