Sunday, September 16, 2007

All Hail The Loose Salute

When you first spin The Loose Salute's new album Tuned to Love, the first track (ironically titled Death Club) is guaranteed to make you think it's going to be a sunshiney bubble-gum country album of happy-go-lucky tunes that will dredge up memories of top 40 hits from the 70's. All in a good way of course.

Then you get to the second track, which retains the country tint but which adds horns that will remind you of an Ennio Morricone song or Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. At that point, you know that you're not in for a run of the mill twangy alt-western album. Heck, just look at the picture above and you could guess that. (Is it just me or does the pair on the right look like Captain & Tennille? Come to think of it, the first track sounds like a Captain & Tennille song. Maybe they've reformed with some support?)

The album has some great harmonies and that 70's every thing's groovy kind of flow. Grab the record while you can and hold on to summer for as long as possible.

The Loose Salute - Death Club : Tuned to Love

The Loose Salute - Through the Stratosphere to the Bars : Tuned to Love

Visit their website, their label Graveface Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Title) : A Fistful Of Film Music [Disc 1]

Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together : Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits

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