Posted: February 20, 2007 by dillion in Uncategorized

Remember when David Byrne went country? He did a cover of “Don’t Fence Me In” and had some twangy originals, too, back in the ‘90s. Geek country. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard, “Mosquitos (Let The Fireworks Explode),” from The Roadside Graves new EP, What Happened To Him Could Happen To Anyone . But then I heard more, like “Hell” and the EP’s standout track, “Jesus Is A Friend Of The Family,” and I noticed that the songs are far from gimmicky. They’re deceptively simple, hiding mature themes and touching lyrics under a veneer of catchy alt-country. I daresay this stuff is as good as anything Ryan Adams ever gave us. Much thanks and props to Kill Buffalo records, Brooklyn’s (nay, the


Berkeley Place’s) best country label, for this fabulous submission. Love it. Highest recommendation.

West Coast-Roadside Graves

Jesus Is a Friend of the Family-Roadside Graves

Mosquitos (Let The Fireworks Explode)-The Roadside Graves


Graham Coxon – Shipbuilding (Elvis Costello cover)

Middle Distance Runner – Man Of The People

John Vanderslice – Requiem

  1. kayla says:

    Roadside Graves is a fresh new sound compared to the music that is popular today. It has a genuine feel, and is a great mix of country and indie. This music reminds me of music from a simpler time. When artists actually wrote their own songs and it is music that actually means something. It really puts me in a good mood.

  2. Colleen says:

    I love this blend of the country/folk beat, where you can just bounce along to and also the ease and laid back feel of all the lyrics. It’s music where you can just sway along to or you can get down into it and really feel and understand the heart felt lyrics.

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