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San Diego indie folk band The Liquorsmiths have been gaining a following both locally and around Southern California by playing their unique brand of Americana rock at as many venues as possible. Compared to the Delta Spirit and Wilco, The Liquorsmiths built up a name for themselves by working with the likes of The Marshall Tucker Band and John C. Riley. Now finally ready to release their debut EP, This Book Belongs To, the lead single is being made available on their Soundcloud page.
“Get Well Soon” may already be familar to dive bar and festival denizens who have been following this catchy indie folk group as they’ve toured over the last two years. The song uses a turn of the 20th century-style country guitar combo to lay a very simple base melody while the jazz drums are soft and subtle.
The standout element of this trio’s first recorded offering is the vocals of Drew Thams. At the beginning of “Get Well Soon, ” his voice begins in a very traditional timbre; as close as any modern singer has come to the sound of the old gold miners’ and western folk music’s vocals. By the middle of the song, however, Thams surprises by adding a more modern chorus, with emotive passion and a more indie-style melody. It’s an interesting combination to say the least.
With “Get Well Soon, ” it seems The Liquorsmiths have earned their performance-based buzz and will be able to reach an even wider audience with the release of This Book Belongs To. The new album releases on August 25 and will be available through The Liquorsmiths’ Bandcamp or Website.
Written by Layla Marino
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