given my propensity to tagging bands, songs, artists with such lazy and sophomoric labels as “awesome,” “killer,” “lovely,” “great,” “most excellent,” etc it may seem that my vocabulary is quite limited, but you would only be half right. sometimes, even i get hung up and such trite phrases just aint gonna cut it. such is the case with asheville native, jeff zentner and his recently released, the dying days of summer. i have been attempting to come up with something, for the past 4 days, that not only intelligently but emotionally conveys the tone of this record. still the words escape me. as i was alluding to, zentner’s the dying days of summer emits visions and themes, and when words are lacking, resort to a picture. that is exactly how the record sounds to me. stumbling through the darkness and the moss that is seemingly everywhere in places like savannah, ga. this is definitely a very southern record, but not in a southern rock kinda way, but in a you may have to live here to understand kinda way. this is not to say if you dont live or have never lived in the south you wont appreciate or dig this record, in fact quite the contrary. the dying days of summer just sounds like the south. the sounds of the south that arent really heard but felt – if that makes sense.
the dying days of summer is available through jeff and should be available through several online retailers soon, if not now.