American Aquarium "Small Town Hymns" (Last Chance Records 2010)

Taking their name from a lyric in the Wilco track I Am Trying To Break Your Heart from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (source), American Aquarium from Raleigh NC deliver their brand of alt-country neat and honest.

Small Town Hymns is the band’s fifth release following on from the excellent Dances for the Lonely (eMusic) released in 2009 – that album includes one of favourite rockers for sometime (just can’t resist belting it out at full volume when it blasts it’s way through the speakers)  “Katherine Belle

The creative juices have being flowing again and this year’s ten track no filler release is well worth checking out, it’s a more restrained album than the previous one –  but still has an edge and the quality level is right up there too, rocking and twanging in all the right places around the vocals and writing talent of front man BJ Barham. The album gets released May 1st and the band are kicking of a tour in support of the album with another Beat Surrender favourite Sons of Bill, details of the dates at the bands Myspace.

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