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“Just as The Replacements will be forever linked to Minneapolis or The Meat Puppets to the Southwest Desert, Gleasons Drift is intrinsically defined by a small-town, rough-hewn aesthetic filtered through a transistor radio channeling 1970s rock from an all-night far-off Philadelphia radio station,” declares the band’s way-better-than-average press bio. “Their love of unblemished bar-band optimism smashed headlong into twelve-bar blues and country feels right at home next to coal region Pennsylvania’s best-known exports – beer, pierogies, polkas and boilo.”
Jeepers Pelts! How could you not like that? The band’s web site has lots more info on the foursome, which formed in 2002, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which since 2005 has released their LPs and a live DVD. Their new, self-titled album comes out May 26 on Blind Pigeon Records. We suggest you make a note to get it.
In the meantime: Crank this sucker up and DANCE!
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