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Music Review – Arliss Nancy, “Wild American Runners”

arlissnancyArtist: Arliss Nancy
Album: Wild American Runner
Label: Black Numbers
Release Date: Out Now – Vinyl / Digital
RIYL: Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, The Replacements, The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem

I’ve always felt that if an album can garner the feel of a live performance then that album is guaranteed to age incredibly well. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, Paul Westerberg, even Bad Religion and Pennywise have all accomplished a sense of timelessness with each album. Arliss Nancy blends Americana, Country and a dash of punk together into an enticing listen with their third studio album Wild American Runners. Whether you’re driving down an old highway, out on the porch drinking and smoking or just spinning the record with headphones on, Arliss Nancy feels like a band already weathered from the road. Each song conjures up a smokey bar and whiskey soaked booths.

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Bands You Should Know: Banquets


I fell in love with Banquets’ self-titled album immediately after hearing it. Originally they were advertised to me as “pop-punk” but even hearing the first measure of music, I knew that wasn’t the case. If I had to classify Banquets’ sound I’d say New Found Glory meets The Ataris meets Hot Water Music with a dash of Samiam and a sprinkle of The Gaslight Anthem.

Their album is a fantastic balance of hooks, melody and straight up honesty. It’s infectious, well written and catchy as hell. Every song.

So, do yourself a favor and check this band out. Sample them on Spotify and please support the band by going out to a show, buying their music or their merch. I hope this band is around for a long time.

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