LISTEN: The Owsley Brothers – Cobalt
Walton County, apparently, is where it’s at.
And by “it” we mean arousing, dirty, lo-fidelity, electrified blues that at times recalls classic rock (try not to think of ZZ Top when you hear “My Man Ed”), while always managing to crush aural cavities and be as intoxicating as an Ambien chased by Makers. The vehicle for the menacing noise is Freeport, Fla.-based four-piece The Owsley Brothers, and the album is called Cobalt.
Released in April, the 11-track effort is the official debut LP from the band — comprised of frontman Jerad E. Reynolds, guitarist Brian Wise, and John Tally on drums — and is preceded by 2011′s Pure Lust EP and a single (“Rotten On The Vine”), which saw release in January. Have a look at the artwork above, then take Cobalt for a spin below. Grab free downloads of Pure Lust and “Rotten” and purchase the LP all at The Owsley Brothers’ Bandcamp page.
The Owsley Brothers play New World Brewery in Ybor City, Fla. on June 9 alongside Red Rock/its and The Laurel Canyon. More information on that show is available at our calendar page.
The Owsley Brothers – Cobalt Tracklist:
01. Hot Mess
02. If It Ain’t One Thing
03. It’s Not You
04. Crooked Path
05. Bitter End
06. Bad Ju-Ju
07. Rotten On The Vine
09. Way Up In The Sky
10. Cold Cold Blood
11. My Man Ed