Drunken Barn Dance - Grey Buried (2010)


A band that takes pride in their authenticity (they claim to keep recording simple with only a few takes, no overdubs and plenty of alcohol) Drunken Barn Dance graces the end of the summer with their laid back style and vocals on their debut album, "Grey Buried". Having just finished up a promotional tour, DBD seem to exclaim that they are ready for the U.S. of A. to get back to pure, good music – without the bells and whistles.

Folk is back on Grey Buried, as the five-guy band takes listeners on a ride with every song. Their lyrics are stories, discussing summer life, youth culture, scandal and more. “Ain’t No Weather Fouler” is a perfect example, as DBD uses metaphoric wordplay to disguise a song about the many forms of foul play: “For four days I’ve been drinkin/So best you get to hidin/Because I’m coming for your husband.” Although capturing the dark side of life, one must admire the creative lyrics sung with the perfect blend of nonchalance and emotion.

“Time Spent Underground” should be a theme-song, as it beautifully portrays the importance of living in the moment and summer: “Gin and lime/Velvet red wine/ there’s no further time as these moments. ” Nostalgic vocals, and simple yet awesome guitar riffs fill the track with meaning.

But the whole album is not all cozy and thought- provoking. DBD reminds listeners of how they got their name with the opening track, “The Last Desperate Stand of the Last Fair Man”; up-beat and fun, it is the perfect song to make drunks and sobers alike start dancing.

Overall, Grey Buried is interesting and refreshing, both lyrically and musically. Drunken Barn Dance gives fans a solid album that seems to truly encapsulate their love for their music and life.

4/5 stars

Artist: 
Drunken Barn Dance
Album: 
Grey Buried
Album art: 
Release date: 
21.09.2010
Quality: 
VBR V0
Tracklist: 

1. The Last Desperate Stand Of The Last Fair Man
2. Tapo Canyon Drowning
3. A Winter's Tale
4. Ain't No Weather Fouler
5. No Love
6. Time Spent Underground
7. Leaving Las Vegas, Reno, Laughlin...
8. Evelyn Wears A Tiara
9. The Guest List
10. You Left The Wrong Girl

Music label: 
Quite Scientific Records
Country: 
United States
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