The New Town Drunks latest release, The Ballad of Stayed and Gone, sounds amazingly like the guy at the end of the bar who tells such great stories you don’t care if they’re true or not. At it’s heart, the music feels like an Americna singer/songwriter duo but by the time you’ve added in the pedal steel, the trombones, the toy piano, and carnie calls, it feels like a movie soundtrack. Diane Koistinen takes the leads vocal while Berto Cofresi plays most of the music and occasionally backs up Diane on vocals. Nathan Golub takes on pdeal steel duties. Highlights for me are “Double Sunglasses Sunday,” “Itch,” and “Sometimes Mariana.”
Check out the New Town Drunks interview on the Taproot Music Feed #1.