Monday, February 19, 2018

Stream It From The Mountain: Belle Adair – Tuscumbia

It has been five long years since we last heard from the Alabama-based band, Belle Adair.  Their stunning debut album, The Brave And The Blue, was released in 2013 and their excellent eponymous debut EP made my Top 5 EPs list in 2011.  In January this year, they released their long-awaited sophomore album, Tuscumbia, via Single Lock Records.  A lot can change in five years and this new collection of songs sees the band – led by vocalist/guitarist Matthew Green, guitarist Adam Morrow, bassist Hayden Crawford, keyboardist Ben Tanner and drummer Reed Watson – adopting sparkling power-pop and jangly Byrds-like guitar tones to go along with their folk-leaning brand of indie rock.  The new album was recorded at Muscle Shoals’ legendary FAME Studios with Wilco producer/engineer Tom Schick handling the boards and is layered with room-filling vintage organ and fantastic music that lives up to the famed studio’s previous recordings. 
Standouts on the album include the laid back and shimmering opener, “Get Away”, the Byrds-ian jangle of “Long Fade Out” and the hypnotic 60’s psych-pop vibes of “Out In The Blue”.
Stream Tuscumbia here:


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