Andrew Bryant’s Honeymoon/Blackbird EP Now Available for Pre-Order
July 10, 2011 § 1 Comment
Bruce, MS everyman Andrew Bryant has been brewing his own flavor of rock music for well over a decade, often seeping his songs in his folk-appropriate Sunday-morning-worship surroundings. Though his roots are deep in Mississippi soil, his branches reach far into the soul of Memphis, as writer (and my ex-next door neighbor) Mark Jordan writes in defense of ranking 2009’s Galilee as Memphis’ #2 record for The Commercial Appeal. “You can quibble about whether Andrew Bryant, who lives outside of Oxford, Miss., qualifies as a Memphis artist. The fact that he plays here often and his band lives here are my rationale for inclusion. But even if the technical criteria land you on the opposite side of the argument, the power of the glorious, moody folk-rock collection Galilee is more than enough reason to annex him.” Honeymoon/Blackbird is seemingly ordinary on the seams, yet intrinsically haunting and effortlessly beautiful. Andrew finds himself revisiting songs from 2004’s Honeymoon EP and pairing them with a newer batch of songs. These aren’t spruced-up demo tracks, these are full-on productions that only a patient ear can develop in a familiar home studio.
I designed this cassette so that it will age well in your pick-up truck glove box. The o-cards were letterpress-printed by Hannah King using polymer plates and Neenah paper. You can pre-order the cassettes and download the album at andrewbryant.bandcamp.com.