Feb 16, 2013
Grant Langston adds a whole new musical dimension to the California Country flavor perpetuated by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, The Byrds, The Eagles and Gram Parsons.
A real "Alabamafornian," Langston had given cookie-cutter Nashville a shot before heading west to Los Angeles, where the country musician started teaching rockers how to play classic country.
The new Grant Langston album, Working Until I Die, will be released in the U.S. on May 7, 2013. The album is already out in Europe with music magazines saying things like "top notch" and "brilliantly evocative."
Well, dudes, this is California. Here, we just say things like "kicks major ass" and "rocks balls off."
What's that you say? Californiality fawns all over California music artists, so we're just prejudiced? Fair enough. What do others think?
HBO thinks the same way about Grant Langston's Working Until I Die. They want to use two tracks from the album for their hit TV series, "True Blood."
As well, Hollywood movie director Mike Figgis has selected a track off the album for his new film, Suspension of Disbelief.
So it's not just Californiality that thinks Grant Langston's new album is a smash. I smell platinum.
Steel guitars, telecasters, sad stories, lost love, hard work and boozing it up with a tear in the beer. It ain't exactly Japanese punk rock, dudes. It's straight-up country.
Why waste time with track-by-track blah-blah-blah? The whole album is hot! Slap the music on, grab a cigarette and a cold one, then get over your damn life.
Rock producer Paul Q. Kolderie, who crafted a sound for The Pixies, Hole and Radiohead, produced Working Until I Die.
The result totally packs a punch with a W-I-D-E popular appeal. Pop-Rock-Country-Americana at its finest.
Is Working Until I Die by GRANT LANGSTON an album worth buying? Definitely, dudes. Buy one for yourself, one for a friend, and one for your ex.
Click and enjoy the following trippy music video for the new album's lead single, which tells it like it is today.
Grant Langston "Trouble Knows"