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Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags – All The Great Aviators Agree (2008)

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags – All The Great Aviators Agree (2008)
MP3 | Average VBR 245 Kbps 41000 Stereo | 40:38 | 77.03MB
2008 | Genre: Americana | Alt Country | Folk Rock | Songwriter

We loved this group’s excellent, but sadly neglected, debut Legionnaires’ Disease which we posted HERE

This one’s pretty fucking good as well!

Check it out!

‘All The Great Aviators Agree’ is the second release from this passionate six-piece ensemble. The album throbs with a big heart capable of dynamic extremes: smokey vocals grapple with soaring four-part harmonies, keyboards tangle with overdriven guitar, pedal steel bends around an acoustic 6 string, drums irreverently confuse country and rock. Above it all, lead singer Scotland Barr’s bold, emotionally resonant songwriting and insistent melodies shine through, with rough edges intact.

This is an album that seems achingly familiar, yet is a work of singular character… capturing a great band as they lift off on their next remarkable voyage.

Tracklisting

01 – Fall Hard
02 – Don’t Get So Heavy
03 – Juanita
04 – Dirty Old Waltz
05 – Mexican Blanket
06 – She’s Happy
07 – Heart Of Rome
08 – Come To Bed
09 – The Burden
10 – Something New
11 – If You Fall

Here be

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June 20, 2008 Posted by | Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Scotland Barr, The Slow Drags, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags – All The Great Aviators Agree (2008)

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags – All The Great Aviators Agree (2008)
MP3 | Average VBR 245 Kbps 41000 Stereo | 40:38 | 77.03MB
2008 | Genre: Americana | Alt Country | Folk Rock | Songwriter

We loved this group’s excellent, but sadly neglected, debut Legionnaires’ Disease which we posted HERE

This one’s pretty fucking good as well!

Check it out!

‘All The Great Aviators Agree’ is the second release from this passionate six-piece ensemble. The album throbs with a big heart capable of dynamic extremes: smokey vocals grapple with soaring four-part harmonies, keyboards tangle with overdriven guitar, pedal steel bends around an acoustic 6 string, drums irreverently confuse country and rock. Above it all, lead singer Scotland Barr’s bold, emotionally resonant songwriting and insistent melodies shine through, with rough edges intact.

This is an album that seems achingly familiar, yet is a work of singular character… capturing a great band as they lift off on their next remarkable voyage.

Tracklisting

01 – Fall Hard
02 – Don’t Get So Heavy
03 – Juanita
04 – Dirty Old Waltz
05 – Mexican Blanket
06 – She’s Happy
07 – Heart Of Rome
08 – Come To Bed
09 – The Burden
10 – Something New
11 – If You Fall

Here be

Big thanks to the original poster

Mail us: stupidand@gmail.com

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June 20, 2008 Posted by | Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Scotland Barr, The Slow Drags, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags – Legionnaires’ Disease

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags – Legionnaires’ Disease
MP3 | Average VBR 214 Kbps 44100 Stereo | 53.11 | 87.74Mb
2005 | Genre: Americana | Alt Country | Folk Rock | Songwriter

If there were an album to smoke to, this would be it. Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags is a pub band with a knack for a weepy groove, as evidenced by the mournful slide guitar on the title track. These are not quick, happy tunes although “Sun Years” rushes to a British Invasion pace.

Sounding world-weary and out of luck, Barr catches the downcast, drunken mood of a burned-out cowboy. Where the collective unconscious meets a dusty west coast reality, Scotland Barr and the Slow Drags live, write and play.

Gritty songs float between an old school 60/70’s songwriter aesthetic and a contemporary alt-country Americana furnace blast. Their songs burn with a slight literary edge, they take you somewhere but they don’t just drop you off, they bring you home again too, even if home is no place you want to be.

Acoustic guitar, pedal steel and keyboards tangle with overdriven guitar; four part harmonies recall the Beach Boys and the Band; full throttle drums irreverently confuse country and rock. Their style can be reminiscent of Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, the Pogues and Pink Floyd, all within a single song.

With influences ranging from Merle Haggard to the Flaming Lips, their sound undeniably borrows from the classics, draws from their contemporaries and crosses many borders – yet remains distinctively their own.

The group was started in 2004 originally as a studio project but quickly evolved into a full time band. Scotland Barr is the primary singer/songwriter. He fronted several NW bands throughout the 90’s including “Whipping Dead Horses” and “Gage”.

In his current incarnation he plays a caustic acoustic warrior crafting songs that bite and crackle with intensity while maintaining a melodic edge. He has been warned repeatedly not to take voice lessons; he has been warned just as repeatedly that he MUST. His insights into the darker side of the human condition resonate throughout their songs.

The Bi-polar Nature of beauty, love, hate, hope, addiction, and shattered dreams are explored with a sympathetic yet cynically brutal heart .Songs that look at a glass that is neither half empty nor half full…. but both! The lyrics take you not only through the experience but through the world.

Though led by a singer/songwriter the Slow Drags are tight as a sonic whole, capable of subtle interplay, complex harmonies, eerie melodies and a cosmic attack that will soothe you and disturb you at the same time. With influences ranging from Merle Haggard to the Magnetic Fields their sound is undeniably “classic” yet innovatively their own.

The band is comprised of west coast music veteran Eugene Nucci on bass (Chiva Knevil, Fun Box and Sketchy Ted), long time Portland drummer Matt Nicely (Christine Young Band), new addition Chris Hubbard on keys/vocals and replacing the much missed Jon Itkin on lead guitar/vocals with equal talent is Charley Adams from The Sham.

The CD contains guest appearances from an arsenal of Portland’s best musicians including Steve Wilkinson (Gravel Pit and Mission 5), Rachel Taylor Brown, Marilee Horde (Golden Delicious) Derek Brown (A.C. Cotton, Stephen Ashbrook and James Low), Rich Landar (Richmond Fontaine and King Black Acid), Skip Von Kuske (Vagabond Opera), Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs and The Imprints) and Portland’s undisputed king of one-man-bands, Pug Bernhardt.

Tracklisting

01 – Legionnaires’ Disease
02 – Bruised Tattoo
03 – Sun Years
04 – When You Cried
05 – Saving Grace
06 – Always Cherry
07 – A Woman’s Way
08 – The Distance
09 – 1000 Roads
10 – Count On Me
11 – Spanish Dust
12 – 5 Years In Nashville
13 – Delta Dive

Here’s the disease

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April 28, 2008 Posted by | Music_AltCountry, Scotland Barr, The Slow Drags, _MUSIC | 1 Comment