Yesterday’s Ring – Diamonds In The Ditch
Suburban Home Records 2009
[tags: alt country, rock, folk, 2009]
Listen while reading:
They Oughta Name A Drink After Me (from Diamonds In The Ditch)
Email From Lucie (from Diamonds In The Ditch)
For I’m still „celebrating their entire catalog“ (ya know, the great deal offered by Suburban Home Records…) I’m still exploring masses of music that is totally new to me. And hell, even though not everything is my taste, Canadian Yesterday’s Ring latest album Diamonds In The Ditch really kicks some serious ass.
As you know, me likes some alt country from time to time and sometimes it may be a bit harder than the music that is usually featured here on CFM (remember the great State Champion debut?) The sheer endless variety of Diamonds In The Ditch surprises me every time I listen to it. The smoky voice sings its way through ballads and rockers at the same time and some choruses, banjos, occasional guitar solos and even the accordion help out to create a stunning piece of art that is as well very nice music you can drink along.
I really can’t tell you if I like the calmer moments (like in Email From Lucie or STE-CATH Family) or the faster ones better (like Moving Out (To Florida)). Every track has its own charm and everything goes hand in hand and creates an overwhelming overall atmosphere. I read in some reviews that authors called the music cow punk and many other genres I have heard of but cannot really tell you much about, because I usually don’t use them to describe the music I listen to. And so I will call this country, rock, folk, maybe punk, and whatever mix simply highly addictive alt country. The last time a similar record did this to me was Chuck Ragan’s very good Gold Country (although I did not post on it).