We are leaving early tomorrow morn and heading for AUSTIN TEXAS! The Express and Company has a featured showcase at the Red Gorilla Music Festival during SXSW! Some of the biggest baddest bands in the land play SXSW and we are told its one hell of a party! Stay tuned for some pics/videos about our travels!
SEE YA IN A WEEK!
Written By Matt Jarvis
Published on Monday, 16 January 2012 14:48
The Express & Co. – Self Titled E.P.
Country music has roots in Peterborough.I mean this in both the party in the back, cowboy barfing outside the Montreal house AND the politely playing banjo at the farmers market ways.And while I am not one to debase the occasional spiritual purging, the timbre of the following group can be deduced through the fact that a member actually DOES play banjo (politely) at the farmers market every Saturday on Lansdowne St.Dylan Ireland and the Express and Co. have managed to evoke the wide open spaces and dusty highways we associate with the genre, while keeping perspective through contemporary lyrical imagery.On the bands 2011 self titled EP, all this is accomplished in a “sad tip of the hat before I turn and walk away” kind of way. While the band does not offer anything wildly new, their sound is comfortable enough that it won’t matter to most.Give this a listen if you used to like Cuff The Duke before they abandoned prettiness for whatever it is they do now.