Where The Dogs Don't Bite (LP)

Old Salt Union

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1
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Americana, Alt.Country
Label
Compass
Released
August 16, 2019

Format: Vinyl (LP)

£19.99

 

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"Old Salt Union has the groove and the chops of a great string band, balanced with infectious rock and roll energy. Their music occupies that sweet space between Old Crow folk and Yonder Mountain jam - not a bad place to be for a band about to break." - No Depression

Old Salt Union once again enlisted Grammy-winning banjoist and Compass co-founder Alison Brown to produce the follow-up to their self-titled Compass Records debut. The resulting album, 'Where The Dogs Don't Bite', builds on this non-traditional stringband's varied musical backgrounds for a wildly entertaining, eclectic batch of songs. The quintet - Ryan Murphy (banjo), Justin Wallace (mandolin), John Brighton (violin), Jesse Farrar (primary vocalist and bassist) and newest member Graham Curry (guitar) have continued to hone and develop their sound through relentless touring, cultivating a steadfast fanbase drawn to their high-energy shows. Coming from varied musical backgrounds, Old Salt Union's collective melting pot of styles and musical vocabularies informs their fresh approach to modern string band music and has helped to carve a unique niche for this Belleville, Illinois roots outfit.

Farrar, nephew of Son Volt's Jay Farrar, kicks off the album with "God You Don't Need," a hook laden ode to a relationship gone bad set against a tapestry of strings and an eerily compelling banjo melody. Label mate Bobby Osborne guests on "Tells Me So," a nod to the bluegrass side of the band's musical sensibilities featuring a lead vocal by mandolinist Justin Wallace. Violinist Brighton delivers the gypsy-tinged instrumental "Johann's Breakdown," which pulls from jazz and classical progressions, and Wallace delivers the haunting title track, "Where The Dogs Don't Bite." The dark, but heartfelt song features triple-layered guitar harmonies, stacked vocals and a group sing-along that recalls last call at a corner pub in the rust belt, a fitting close.

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Key Value
Catalogue number COM47421
Barcode 0766397474212
Number of items 1
Imported No
Weight 200g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 298mm x 3mm x 298mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. God You Don’t Need -
2. Tell Me So -
3. Hurt Somebody -
4. Ebb & Flow -
5. Johann’s Breakdown -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Big Dreams, Small Talk -
2. Heartbroke & Lonesome -
3. Promised Land -
4. Holdin’ On -
5. Where The Dogs Don’t Bite -