Rick Warhall (Chasing the Essential)
One of the most essential albums of 2017! From lush tracks like Too Hot To Sleep to the Squeezelike Cricket Time, this album has everything your musical heart desires. Evelyn Wood has to be one of the most well crafted and well written songs of the year. All Day, All Night, has and incredible use of horns, that blows my mind every listen. More than Rock, More than PowerPop.... in a word, Essential!
Long awaited second release from The Hangabouts featuring 12 1/2 brand new songs, one super special guest vocalist, some serious sax, and a tasty slide guitar solo. Molly Felder from one of our favorite bands, Swan Dive, dropped by to lend her vocal to the lead off single "Sinking Feeling", Art Hayes put his saxophone stamp on the forgotten 80's track "All Day All Night", and Ken Greene laid down some slide on "Follow the Sunshine". Psychedelic tinged pop abounds with Cricket Time, Selling Out, the title track and many more. All mastered to perfection by Andy Reed.
released April 28, 2017
The Hangabouts are
John Lowry, Gregory Addington, and Chip Saam
Josh Touchton: Drums on tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13
Ted Bishop: Drums on tracks 4, 9
Jeff Hupp: Drums on track 11
Molly Felder: Vocals on track 3
Art Hays: Saxophone on track 11
Ken Greene: Lead guitar on track 13
Cover artwork and package by Rere @ Storyteller Imagery
Photography by Josh Thomas
Arranged, produced, recorded, and mixed by John, Greg, and Chip at Earth Studio
All songs written by Lowry/Addington/Saam except
Cricket Time, Follow the Sunshine, Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, Selling Out, Twelve Songs, and Turrialba by Lowry/Addington
Molly Felder's vocal recorded by David B. Malony at Blue Ewe Studios
Art Hays' saxophone recorded at Altclown Studio
Mastered by Andy Reed at Reed Recording Company
The Hangabouts are a Detroit area melodic pop band made up of John Lowry, Gregory Addington,
and Chip Saam. Fans of power pop, psychedelic pop and British Invasion bands will hear familiar sounds mixed with lyrical sophistication.
supported by 22 fans who also own “Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives”
The title says it all; Garden of Earthly Delights is this generation's newest Celebration of XTC.
Any doubts about the sincerity, just go straight to Chris Price's "Ballad..."
From there, Xplore then get back to the original XTC. Anthony B Cook