My THIRD official BAND MOM ADD hits radio this week!
Sean Walsh is a buddy of mine from Brooklyn who I first met when he was playing drums for Timothy Thomas Cleary. Also, in a weird small-world moment, I actually heard of him a few months before that – from Tereu Tereu! He makes some really lovely Motown-y alt-country.
SEAN WALSH & THE NATIONAL RESERVE
Sean Walsh and the National Reserve are a group of friends that will sleep on your couch, sing in your shower, drink your beer, cook you dinner, play in your town, park in front of your house, sing you songs, make you laugh, talk to your girlfriend, stay up late with you, and hopefully at some point make your heart a little lighter.
With its indie rock tinged with country, Motown, and classic rock ‘n’ roll, their debut album “Homesick” is a catalog of heartbreak, endless travel and loss of love and home. Layered with timeless horn lines and rumbling organ, even at first listen you’ll feel like you’re hearing your oldest friend talk to you from across the bar.
The band has been hard at work touring the East Coast and Midwest for the past 3 years, playing shows with bands like Dr. Dog, Vampire Weekend, and Hymns. Frontman Sean Walsh released an EP on Eyeball Records in 2006 before forming the National Reserve. He then took his good timin’ friends into the studio over the summer and fall of 2008 to record “Homesick” with help from producer/engineer Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Modest Mouse, The Hives, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fischerspooner, Rogue Wave). The album will be officially released on July 14th via their own label, Lover’s Dream Records.
RIYL: Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Rocky Votolato, Wilco, Magnolia Electric Company
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