even with all the bullshit aka car break-ins, house break-ins, credit cards, cash stolen, etc, we’ve gone through and dealt with since moving to new orleans, there’s no place i would rather live. i know this sentiment is shared with most new orlenians, or at least the ones i run across. sure there have been a few dissenters, but you’ll get that no matter where you live.
which brings me to new orleans’ sun hotel and their recently released coast. they’ve has only been around a year, and they may just want to stop now, cause its gonna be hard to top their recently released coast. of course im joking, but if they’ve only been playing together a year, and were able to construct such an insanely awesome record, i fear they wont be able to top it, but out the other side of my mouth i will say it also brings me great hope for the future of sun hotel. the new orleans i know, sounds a lot like coast. i am not talkin bout the mardi gras festivities, the seemingly endless celebrations for just about anything, the tourists getting drunk on bourbon st. nope, im talking bout every day life in new orleans only slowed down from its already glacial pace, it’s the highs and the lows, the loves and the hates, the heat, the humidity, and the struggle. of course, one doesnt have to be from new orleans to fall in love with coast, but it doesnt hurt. the record has heart and passion, two things which i think are sorely missing from a lot of records being released today. definitely gonna a top ten’er… very highly recommended.
you can purchase/download coast for a name your price kinda deal via their bandcamp site. you can download their previous ep’s for free via their bandcamp site as well.