sometimes i wonder what changes in one self between listens of certain songs or albums? this happens to me all the time. one listen i will totally dig a record and then the next listen my admiration or interest has waned completely. of course the exact opposite happens quite a bit as well. case in point, bloomington, indiana’s backyard tire fire’s vagabonds and hooligans hit my mailbox a few months ago. upon first listen i was impressed but i wasnt enthralled by any means. so it sat for a bit while other crap filled my ear holes. whilst cleaning out my hard drive i decided to give it another few chances, and of course that listen proved my initial knee jerk reaction wrong.
i really dont know what i was thinking cause really there is nothing not to love about vagabonds and hooligans. sure, they aint breakin any molds but shit not everyone has to especially when the music is this good. vagabonds and hooligans reminds me a lot of furvis’, now the dead trees, criminally overlooked 06 release, carpe carpet. both records have span a shit load of influences, some pretty identifiable, some not so much. in backyard tire fires case their sound ranges from 90′s slacker rock to good ol’ americana to the introspective stylings of the singer/songwriter set.
the men of backyard tire fire are playing at the georgia theater in athens tomorrow evening with non other than marshall freakin tucker band! huh? hey its a gig. they are on the road for the forseeable future. check em out if they come to your area.