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...As it should be

by Sorrow Town Choir

Deep crisis rock from San Francisco. More about whiskey and dark places and less about tender moments and singing hearts.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Wrist of LIfe
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2. Crazy Mary
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3. Down Gods Well
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4. Mama Don't Keep no Pictures of Me
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5. Take Care
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6. Got My Shine (on Board)
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7. Let 'em Know
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8. Blacker than the Sun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
With a dirty minimalist sound, Sorrow Town Choir write authentic songs of the "three 'D's", (Dark Beer, Dark Women, and Dark Nights), creating their own idiom of "Deep Crisis Rock."

It is clear that the teenage Rock-n-Roll fantasy that made many a displaced boy pick up a guitar was interrupted by experience imposing its own narrative. One gets the sense that STC is at the mercy of that narrative, which is to say, these f' ers actually KNOW of what they sing.

This is the soul laid bare, devoid of gimmickry and protective hipster irony. The straightjackets in these songs are still being chaffed against and come from hitting the road hard and getting hit back. It is unclear who is winning in that struggle, but there are No postures or affect here, just good somber songs of lessons hard won.

Songs more about distilled spirits and dark days, and less about hugs and kisses that are somehow a cathartic antidote to their own sentiments, what with the sheer depth of their empathy.


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damon jones

music from shining old souls regaled in shimmering splendor..well done
..wow!!!...this is a great listen..real music played really well. so refreshing!! music from shining old souls regaled in shimmering splendor..well done

Queen of the Tractor Pull

A cool drink o' fire water
'Mama don't keep no pictures' is a heart ripping panty dropper even when it's not invoked through an Elvis guitar.

Naomi Brandes

When Sorrow Town Choir plays, souls get put to rest.
This is the best band I've ever heard in my whole life. A dichotomy of symbiosis and solititary confinement. The music is intimate, with songs so dark, they'll give you hope, turning the most skeptical of men into a God fearin folk. I have played the whole album over and over again, and every track just freshens me up for more. It reaches deep down inside a person and cleans him out. This music is like eating food that was grown in the town you were born in. familiar and delicious, feels just right. The band is raw and raunchy, they're deeper than the south; This where old souls meet to pow-wow. I can't pick a favorite track. Every song is smokin. Don't even think about it, you should buy this album, and the next one, and the one after that. I can't wait to see these boys live. Listen to them play-you'll understand what I'm talking about.