ARTIST / BAND: Henry Clay People
MP3: California Wildfire
ALBUM: This Is A Desert EP
FILE UNDER: Classic Rock / Indie / Rock
LABEL: TBD Records
Fresh off the full length release of “Somewhere On The Golden Coast” and months of touring with The Drive By Truckers, Against Me, and The Silversun Pickups, The Henry Clay People wasted no time diving back into the recording studio and surfacing with “This Is A Desert”, a five track EP to be released in May on TBD. “This Is A Desert” is a collection of the familiar and a daring exploration of the new.
On the opening track “The Honey Love He Sells” The HC Peeps show off their punky side, like an early Replacementsesque kick in the teeth. On the other end of the spectrum the track "The Winter Song” displays a fresh, dense, and relatively bizarre production of what would otherwise be a straight ahead slacker ballad, kicking off with a doozy of an opening line:
"If you're feeling lost then maybe we'll get found...we'll kill some time watching cars drive by...we'll make some messes just to clean up...drink our faces numb or maybe fall in love for the first time since the last time..."
Zeroed in on this earnest spunk, we find The Henry Clay People writing their most mature music yet. “This Is A Desert” acts as both an addition to The Henry Clay People’s already impressive discography and acts a an audible evolution of their approach to indie rock and roll.