New Music Mondays: The Civil Slingers

Some of you may recognize The Civil Slingers from our show at O’Brien’s Pub a couple weeks back, but for those of you who weren’t able to make it out we’ve got some high priority listening for you on this sunny Monday afternoon. The trio of Mike Sampson, Joe Aaskov, and Sean Taggersell have just released their debut LP, Tried and True, and as we mentioned in the recap of our show, it is going to be exciting to keep tabs on these guys as they grow into their sound.

In my opinion, Tried and True is a folk record with punk sensibilities, think Ted Leo or Frank Turner, and through 10 foot stomping tracks the band shows off a wide range of sounds and styles. The album opener “King of the Swamp” finds Sampson grabbing your attention straight away with a guttural scream over distorted guitar and a breakneck drum beat. On tracks like “Cope” and “You’re On Your Own” the boys lay off the distortion and deliver a sound that warranted the aforementioned folk designation (watch a clip of “Cope” from our show here).

With Tried and True The Civil Slingers have created something that is part Americana, part rockabilly, part punk and all awesome. Check out two of our favorite tracks from the record below and make sure to visit The Civil Slingers’ bandcamp page where you can name your price for a digital download of the LP.

Posted on by Eric in New Music Mondays

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