Monday, October 29, 2018

Atoms for Piece

From their new album Contra Mundum, which dropped -- as the youngs say -- last month, please enjoy Nashville pop-rock band Tall Dark Stranger and perhaps the smartest retro-70s song I've heard in eons.

"Love in Chernobyl."

I'm not sure exactly what this reminds me of -- Steely Dan, maybe, or Jackson Browne, or somebody else I'm forgetting -- but it's really just great; melodically addicting and with a central lyrical metaphor I would have killed to come up with.

In any case, you can find out more about these guys, and buy their album, over at their official website HERE.

I should also add, as I did when last I wrote about these guys, that this is the kind of terrific locally based band -- and I know from my experience at this here blog that they're all over the place -- that the people who book the music on Saturday Night Live should be showcasing, rather than the Migos/Cardi B/Nicki Minaj utter commercial crap they mostly foist on us.


steve simels said...

Well, I think it's pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

They remind me of Lowen & Navarro. Thanks for posting this.


buzzbabyjesus said...

Vocally he kind of splits the difference between Browne, Zevon, Henley, and all those guys back then. The chorus sounds like a lost Eagle song.
It's comfy sounding that way. Like a favorite jacket.