Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Old American Junk
Madison's Old American Junk creates folksy Americana/alt country with melodic hooks and introspective lyrical depth. Vocalist Shane Hardwicke sounds like a lost Midwest cousin of Feargal Sharkey from the superlative '70s Irish pop punk band The Undertones. Home includes a multiple-part suite of a song offering a forward-thinking sort of acoustic chamber pop. Here's a sterling example of fine song craft that extends Wisconsin's penchant for producing sounds on the edge of roots music.