Boxcar Satan :: Upstanding and Indigent
| DF 08
On its third long player, Boxcar
Satan continues to defy expectations
and expands its already diverse sonic palette by ornamenting
its noisy, post-punk take on pre-war blues with touches of Cajun
music, gospel and even tasteful prog. Honing their songs with
a newfound melodicism and complexity, the Boxcars spin tales
of train-wreck lives, bandit queens and carnival freakshow stars.
And their take on the Depression-era song "How Can a Poor
Man Stand Such Times and Live?" seems all too appropriate
in the current political environment.
Recorded after the addition of former Worm, 1.0 and Shit
City Dreamgirls drummer Ken Robinson, we defy you to find
one clunker amid the 16 tracks here.
Released October 2003 on DogFingers
Recordings. Recorded at Tribal Studios in San Antonio,
Texas by Chad Garrett. Cover art by James