August 27, 2007

New Music: Good and Wreckless and True

This album actually was released earlier this year, but I wanted to highlight it, as I've recently seen these guys and want to pass their music on. The Alternate Routes is a band out of Connecticut, who've come out with their first album, Good and Reckless and True.

These guys are pretty good, and will hopefully get a bit better. While this is a good release, it's far from perfect, but they've got the right sound and writing skills. The best songs here are Time Is A Runaway, Are You Lonely, Please Don't let It Be and Ordinary, while the rest of the songs are fairly forgettable. They've got some good musical skills, using a bunch of insturments that aren't typically used, such as a mandolin and a pair of tool boxes filled with something metal and a microphone (at the concert that I went to), so they've got some good, out of the box ideas. Let's hope that we'll see some new, really good stuff from them in the future.
The band recently announced their fall tour, with two different bands, and they'll be well worth checking out live:


Fall Tour Dates with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Sep 25 - Tasty World, Athens, GA

Sep 27 - 8 x 10 Club, Baltimore, MD

Sep 28 - The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

Sep 29 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

Oct 2 - Hard Rock Café, Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 4 - The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

Oct 5 - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

Oct 6 - Joe’s Bar, Chicago, IL

Oct 7 - The Annex, Madison, WI

Oct 10 - Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis, MN

Oct 11- Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO

Oct 12 - The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO

Oct 13 - Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

With Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Nov 7- The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS

Nov 8 - Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO

Nov 9 - The Music Mill, Indianapolis, IN

Nov 10 - The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI

Nov 11 - Cambridge Room/House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

Songs forthcoming - Savefile is down for some reason...