Friday, April 20, 2007


ALBUM: Dust Bowl Revival
FILE UNDER: Indie / Alternative / Folk
INFO: As soon as we hear Mark Browning’s drawling vocals creak on the opening song “Miss Idaho” we instantly know that Ox has delivered an album of stature. Dope-soaked, derelict and wired, “American Lo Fi” features 11 songs that give a nod to Velvet Underground meets Bruce Springsteen, trading New Jersey urban fairground for Pacific interstate moonscape. Ox's long awaited follow up to the seminal alt-country, indie hybrid classic, 'Dust Bowl Revival', fuses weary with vicious, punk with hillbilly, the farmer in the city with the electro-magnetic aura of tape hiss and amp crackle. ”American Lo Fi” was recorded in the manic confines of Vancouver's Profile Studios (aka Upstairs Sound Laboratory) amid the plume of smoke, sweat and heavy Pacific laced air. Ox began in Vancouver amid sessions for a Mark Browning solo record titled, 'Harvester'. The record went wrong... crossed between Neil Young's Reactor and a Journey record... and was scrapped. read more from the source...

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