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Sunshine Riot, Black Coffee Sigh (self-released)




Sunshine Riot, Black Coffee Sigh (self-released)
CD Reviews: February 5, 2015

02/05/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Sunshine Riot, Black Coffee Sigh (self-released)

Second full-length from this Boston band, which has worked hard enough to have earned a producer credit from George Dussault, who’s worked on a few records you haven’t heard of, unless you’ve heard of Mark Binder and Joe Parillo (I have, but my brain’s an Amazon.com warehouse of worthless information at this point). These local heroes are the latest crew to take on the doomed mission of bringing back rootsy bar-band rock, specifically southern-rock, more or less. In the face of this, the album opens with “Black Coffee Sigh Side A,” a doomy/crunchy thing that makes like a Ministry warmup, but from there it’s an amalgam of Hank Williams Jr. quasi-cowboy-punk (“This Is a Raid”), sweetly rendered Allmans nicking (“Better Days”), Doobie Brothers head-drug-pop (“Liz Stone”) and blissy but faceless 1970s filler (“Dead Baby Cocaine Blues”). Honestly, I only write about albums like this when they’re from decent local artists, not because I expect big-production guitar-rock to overthrow trap-snap diva-bling anytime soon, even if the fantasy is comforting to some. A Eric W. Saeger





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