Monday, November 30, 2009

TK # 91 - Romantica - America (2007)

Miss the Jayhawks? Think Gram Parsons could do no wrong? Long for a touch of pre-migraine Wilco? Then belly up to the bar for a taste of Romantica, led by Irish immigrant Ben Kyle and featuring moody, lilting Irish-American tales sweetened by the moving pedal steel of Eric Heywood. Album standout "The National Side"imagines Ryan Adams fronting Calexico for a lament of dashed dreams and hopeful schemes. Lovely.

Romantica - "The National Side"

1 comment:

juanita said...

Teenage Kicks showed up in my Calexico Google Alerts! Very cool. Thanks for the video - I hadn't heard about this.