Country This by The Swansons (Self- released)
Meet The Swansons, a pop rocking collective featuring the massively talented husband and wife team of Joe and Angela Finley. Presenting very user friendly music while pushing the boundaries of creativity and imaginative, the latest recording from The Swansons is a vibrant collection of intrigue entitled Country This. Exploring their alt-country side, what a grand and captivating journey The Swansons and their magnificent band have in store for the world at large. Country This features 14 dazzling selections that will tantalize your senses and remain embedded within your head long after the disc spins to its spirited conclusion.
Country This kicks off with the free-wheeling refrains of Where Did Everybody Go, where The Swansons instantly enchant the listener with this wondrously infectious commencement. Valentine then presents an amalgamation of influences with a sweetly catchy chorus showing the duo at the height of their creative energies. The slinky title track Country This presents the interplay between The Finleys at its best – definitely a charmer of a tune that should be all over the charts! Kissin’ will make you want to sing along and dance, a celebration of life and love that is so epic and inspiring to hear in a modern day world gone wild. Let’s Talk will rock your world in a country way, another rapturously endearing selection! And the warm and witty tunes keep arriving tenfold, with songs such as the soaring Take Me, the balladry of Road Full Of Holes, and the brilliantly perceptive Hate Can’t Be Love showing the many wonderful sides of The Swansons’ Country This experience.
Individually and collectively, The Swansons has unveiled a spectacular album you’ll want to revisit time and again. Joe Finley has a story teller voice that brings you right into the heart of a song, and can he ever rage and roll on the guitar! Angela Finley is definitely the honky tonk queen of Country This, supplying ecstatically playful co-vocals. Featuring top notch musicianship from all involved and skillfully produced by Bill Watson at Nashville Trax, Country This by The Swansons is a refreshing blast of pure sonic bliss!
Be sure to catch the Country This Record Release show at the infamous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip on May 5th! Another chance for witness The Swansons in action will be at The Whisky on May 18th, opening for the one and only Missing Persons! Their joyous studio recordings and exhilarating live shows are not to be missed!
(Review by Ken Morton)
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