Friday, March 8, 2013

Mud, Blood and Beer -- The Sweet Life

Is there anything better than a world-weary bar band?

I think not, says I, particularly when I'm feeling a little world-weary myself.

Mud, Blood & Beer (what guys? No Oxford comma?) is the answer for your soul's needs, whether you're in a sour mood or not. This is one of the rare cases where the album cover actually evokes the feel of its sonic contents. The Sweet Life is a melancholy, nostalgic set of songs. I dare you to try to stop listening to this album once it's in your little hands. Mud, Blood & Beer have a solid grasp on hard-driving, catchy hooks. Mud, Blood & Beer is very much the heir to early '90s alt-rock. They're a bar band to the core, and I'm thrilled that they're from my corner of the world. They're certainly big fish swimming in a sea of would-be folkies.

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