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MP3 God- Fearing Atheists - Rustbelt Sun

Think a ghostly Neil Young playing with the Jayhawks , 11 songs for late late nights, early mornings and powerful hangovers, these songs will soothe you through them all.

11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, ROCK: Folk Rock

AMERICANA UK - 7 out of 10.
The God-Fearing Atheists debut album is Rustbelt Sun. It was recorded summer 06 at guitarist Joe''s house and mixed at Middle Of Nowhere, Ayrshire in early 07.
The songs are country-tinged rock/alt-country/alt-city/americana.
The band are from Glasgow, UK and formed a couple of years ago as a covers band playing Green On Red/ early REM/ Ryan Adams etc in bars. We decided to record our own material in the spirit of DIY.
The GFA''s are:
Peter Lacey-Vocals/Guitar
Joe Whyte-Guitar/lap Steel
Scot Vanden Akker-Bass/Vocals
Bob Anderson-Drums
These 11 songs are for late nights, early mornings and mighty hangovers. We hope that they will soothe all of the above.
"If REM had come from Glasgow......"
"I don''t know what it is, but there''s a certain asort of American-influenced music that Scottish bands seem to do so much better than their English equivalents, and the God-Fearing Atheists, albeit unsigned and having their album mixed in a studio improbably but perhaps appropriately named Middle Of Nowhere, have tapped into that rich vein of heritage to produce an album that stands foursquare in the road that leads to the REM/Jayhawks neck of the musical https://www.tradebit.comning track, St Judes Parade is driven by acoustic guitar and Peter Lacey''s early-Michael Stipe vocal, and as the verse cascades into the titular chorus we could be back in the days of "Murmur" if REM had come from Glasgow, not Georgia, as indeed we could be on a number of the following tracks. It''s followed by the rather lovely "Breakdown", more acoustic guitars, lots of harmonies on the choruses and insanely catchy. Elsewhere, "Bellgrove Hotel" has that neil Young/Crazy Horse vibe, but a little less dirty and the guitar lines of "40 Days of Rain" are a joy, as in fact they are throughout the entire album. Main man and writer of all songs Peter Lacey has the knack of referencing his heroes while producing something new, rather as the Redlands Palomino Company do, albeit in a different vein. On "Some Letters Write Themselves" at one point he howls "Dont you get so sick of these blues?", a question to which, after listening to "Rustbelt Sun" there is only one possible answer. No."
Rating 7 out of 10
April 19th 2007, Jeremy Searle

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