Thursday, January 27, 2011

CD Review: Kasey Anderson Has The "Heart of a Dog"

Red River Records will be releasing the new album by Kasey Anderson & The Honkies called "Heart of a Dog." This album is Anderson's first attempt at a true Rock 'n' Roll album. The album features Andrew McKeag (The Supersuckers, President of the USA) on guitar, Eric Corson (The Long Winters) on bass and Mike Musburger (The Fastbacks) on drums. The album also contains guest appearances from The Decemerists and Richard Fontaine.

The album begins with a loose, bluesy guitar riff as the song, "The Wrong Light" sound like something out of Stone Temple Pilots' book. The rock 'n' roll sound that Kasey Anderson was looking for is found in the song "Mercy." The jamming rock guitar and catchy chorus make for a great combination in music. The slow burn of "Your Side Of Town" finds Anderson and his band reverting back to his alt-country sound, but they quickly turn up the volume and tempo with "Sirens and Thunder." The album definitely rocks with the raw guitar of "My Baby's a Wreking Ball" and the J. Geils blues of "Revisionist History Blues."

Kasey Anderson & The Honkies have a handful of dates in the Seattle, WA area. For tour dates and album information, please visit kaseyanderson.com.

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