Monday, February 06, 2006

Wes McDonald

A veteran of Athens, GA jangle rock outfit, The Ohms, and assorted solo projects, Wes McDonald has been known to tackle a genre or two in his day. Brendan Benson like alt-rock with the elements of Americana, powerful melodies and excellent vocals are only some of the attributes that can describe McDonald's music. McDonald has three full-length albums behind him and is about to deliver the new one that sounds very promising as you'll be able to check. McDonald’s latest offering, called '1:50 in the Furnace', is somewhat less frantic in terms of taking on all genres. The clarity and vision of his first three releases remain solid as ever, and though he doesn't mine the country folk territory of his rootsy Cuttin’ Up Rocks, McDonald secures his place solidly in melodic Americana.

Former Athenian (GA) and current Birmingham (AL) resident Wes McDonald is set to release his fourth LP, 1:50 In The Furnace, on Skybucket Records on April 4, 2006. The album, produced in part by Ken Coomer, formerly of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, is a sterling collection of old-fashioned power pop and country-rock, the kind of gimmick-free rock-solid songwriting that doesn’t come around too often. You can preview some of the new tracks that are presented here. To hear more from Wes McDonald visit McDonald's official page.

Wes McDonald - Chinese Rug
Wes McDonald - Brethern
Wes McDonald - Day One
Wes McDonald @ MySpace

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