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Jim

by Left Arm Tan

Hang-your-arm-out-the-window driving music from Texas
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Wish
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2. Blown Away
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3. Roads
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4. Coonass
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5. Black and White Movie
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6. Useless
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7. Stars
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8. Blue Sky
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9. Homer
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10. Nicotine
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11. Station
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Left Arm Tan (LAT) - “From the opening notes of this Fort Worth's foursome's full-length, you can see the prairie dust whistling past an open car window as it blasts down a wide-open highway.” (Fort Worth Star Telegram) This is Texas driving music that carries you from the Hill Country, through the Rust Belt, on to California highways and back. This is hang-your-arm-out-the-window music that nourishes the soul.

LAT is a veritable powerhouse of Texas music, featuring frontman Troy Austin on vocals, and well known Texas musicians Kirk Richardson (Speedtrucker, Rachel Stacy, Four Mile Mule), Daniel Hines (Four Mile Mule, Bad Haskells) and Tim Manders (Four Mile Mule, Buck Jones, I the Jury).

The debut album, Jim, is a radio friendly nod to the timeless sounds of the Byrds and Allman Brothers, and an artful ode to critical darlings Wilco and Ryan Adams. Or, to put it in other terms, “it's modern country music that understands that gloss is useless… the songwriting… would be right at home in heavy rotation on CMT.” (Fort Worth Star Telegram)

In 2009 LAT went into the studio with the legendary Robin Hood Brians (ZZ Top) at the mixing board. A year later they would emerge with Jim, a truly unique answer for the emerging Texas country scene...Eleven songs that braid together the blue collar ethic of Son Volt, the radio friendly harmonies of the Eagles and the earthy attitude of Ryan Bingham.

But you don’t really know "Jim" until you meet him in person at a LAT show… where the guitars crackle to life and the harmonies surround the audience. And it is live that Left Arm Tan becomes more than just a band…they become an approachable friend to the audience, but with a compelling vibe, purpose and swagger. It’s a rock show with pearl snap shirts. And when you’re done soaking up the authentic vibe, you can roll down your window and drive home knowing that yet again the circle is unbroken.


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T. J.

Take this CD for a Ride
I took this CD with me on a trip from Fort Worth to Austin via the back roads (Hiway 281/183) last week. "Jim" provided me with great company. The songs are upbeat and engaging. The writing is thoughtful. The guitar work is wickedly, tasteful. The production is well done -- not overproduced. A couple of times I found myself driving a little too fast, absorbed in the music. This will not be the last trip we take together. I'd encourage you to take it for a test drive.

Mike and Michele Hines

OVERDUE CD
Having heard a few songs, the CD was overdue, but worth the wait! These songs are a great mix of country and southern rock. Trying to choose which song you like the best is like trying to choose which child is your favorite. Finally some new music to listen to instead of the overplayed music on the radio.

jbar

Road Trip or Campfire + Left Arm Tan = Good Times!
Whether road-tripping with the windows down or sitting around a campfire with your buds, this CD will have you singing along at the top of your lungs. Left Arm Tan really brings it home with Jim. Can't wait to see them play live!

Lance B.

Copper tone for the soul
When I here the sweet tones of LAT rolling in my ears driving down the highway. My sole feels like like aloe vera soothing my LEFT ARM TAN GREAT JOB KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CANNOT WAIT FOR RELEASE

RAINCO

*** BREAKOUT CD ***
JIM is a salty piece of work by LAT. Upon dropping it in the dash, you'd be well-advised to put both hands back on the wheel. Track 1/WISH (Arguably the best track on the record) grabs you by the shirt barks the very thought every man has had at one point or another in his life. ROADS and COONASS will have you psycho dialing your buddies for that long overdue road trip. I melted my demo, so it's good to see these are available for download, as it's the cheapest therapy I've found yet.

ahindel2

Finally Here!
It's finally here! We have been anxiously awaiting the debut of JIM by LAT. This CD is a perfect compilation of great music and intriguing lyrics delivered by a talented bunch. It offers the best of both worlds: relaxing driving music for road trips and fun party tunes. Can't wait to see these guys live!

Daniel Hines

cool reason to buy this CD
Hey, if you are reading this review then you may interested to know a cool fact about this album. When you buy this album the band will put the proceeds towards a new pair of shoes for a child in need. That's right - each album sale buys a child a pair of shoes through Samaritan's Feet. And, the proceeds from LAT merchandise sales go to help Walker Rainey and his family. Walker is an infant who has cancer and it tugs on the band's heart. I hope it tugs on yours too. In any case, what a cool way to enjoy good music and support a great cause! I hope you enjoy the CD.