I’ve been following this band for a couple years now, since I saw them open for Rx Bandits. They’re fantastic in the studio, but what really blew me away was how powerful their live performances are. On the surface, they sound just like an indie folk band. But they have an incredible presence on stage and the entire band is just rocking with their whole soul. I’ve never seen a drummer rip so hard with wire brushes. Needless to say, if you have a chance to see these guys live, do it. They are on tour now.
In terms of sound, they can be mellow and melancholy or they can hit the folk rock real hard. Excellent finger picking and great harmonies are some of the big draws for me. Their new album “Come Back as Rain” was released 3.6.2012 on Sargent House Records.
Good Old War – “Touch the Clouds (Taste the Ground)”
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