Listen to The Tisburys’ big band Americana on new EP Crooked Roads
Local alt-folkers The Tisburys‘ new EP Crooked Roads is quite the feat, combining soulful folk writing with the fun instrumentation of indie rock to create a big band sound perfect for a classic summer cookout.
The band (which, disclosure, features The Key’s Tyler Asay) kicks things off with an ominous organ on the title track blending into a danceable confusion of “where to go in life,” as a vanilla piano keeps things classic. (Also, Matt Schenkel, thanks for the handclaps.) “Heart of Chrome” throws a little southern rock into the formula creating a Frankenstein monster of epic rock and folk proportions. “The Fallows” closes the record on a very epic note, making this six-minute profound ballad a chance for the band to show off how damn good they are, making even a flute feel at home amongst classic rock instrumentation.
Crooked Roads is pure Americana, a feel-good, spacious-skies-and-green-grass type of soundtrack I will be blasting on every camping trip I endure this coming July.