March 6, 2010

+ Jason and the Scorchers: Halcyon Times (2010) – On the first new Scorchers album in 14 years, Jason Ringenberg and Warner Hodges reteam to redefine cowpunk, from the high octane misfit anthem Moonshine Guy to the free-for-all charge of Gettin’ Nowhere Fast. But Mother of Greed bears a comparatively worldly cast as Ringenberg sings of a civilization “losing history to a modern reality.” Clear headed cowpunk with its eyes wide open. Due out Tuesday.