Music Review: The Kingston Springs – The Kingston Springs

The Kingston Springs

Released: October 2nd, 2012
Label: Old Mug Records

Right out of Tennessee, The Kingston Spring’s first full-length album for sure has soul. The album has an impressive range from blues, to rockabilly, to rock, to folk and even some ballads. Yet the album manages to stay cohesive and enjoyable from start to finish. Starting off with “Sa Betise” and “Weight Of This World,” the band shows off their southern bluesy vibe. “Lover” is a softer, singer-songwriter track with stripped down instrumentals. “Kinda Shakin’” is perhaps the best track on the record. It’s bound to draw Jack White/The Raconteurs comparisons, which is never a negative thing. This track specifically has a timeless quality to it. It will always sound good. “Dirty Sherry” is a ballad of girl who sounds like a mess and meets an apparently justified end. Ending with a track that’s guaranteed to be heard around town, “Lowest Of Animals” is wonderfully lo-fi and aggressive, it must sound amazing live. Catch them live in Austin at Papi Tino’s on 3/14, The Parish on 3/15, and The Black Heart on 3/16, so really there’s no reason you should miss them.

Review By: Jill Stephenson

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