Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Royal Greens

Southern rockabilly is alive in Virginia folks! The Royal Greens release their self-titled, 7 track e.p. and really deliver that great sound we all know. Tracks like Mason Jar Baby combine the raw instrumentation of the south with the vocal growl that would make Eddie Vedder smile.

On Hold Slow, the song grooves along with a riff reminiscent of My Morning Jacket. And its in that vein that their sound has its strongest hold. Its a step away from classic southern rock, to a more glam/jam/groove sub-category.

The overall recording sheds a light on what I imagine their live set is like - sincere with a non-glossy rawness to it. If you find yourself in VA, be sure to check out these guys!

RATING: 3.5 of 5 stars

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