Black Them Boots
Black Them Boots
All the while, morose lyrics like, “Oh yeah that’s my heart on my sleeve, you stab, you jab, you poke at me” turn the track on its head. “Fancy” is an album that demands close attention. Just when the sound can be defined as indie rock infused with traces of folk and punk, a Mexican-style horn wails the intro to “Seven Miles of Copper,” forcing one to give it a fresh listen. The album ends with an upbeat take on Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End,” putting a positive slant on a song previously interpreted as sad and pitiful. “What I don’t think people realize is that the song is hopeful.
It’s a positive thing, and that’s the sort of spin we tried to put on the entire album: to take a lonely and sad situation and make it, well, okay,” adds Larry. Producer Cameron Webb recorded the main tracks over a few days in late 2008 at Maple Sound Studios in Santa Ana, California. With a repertoire that includes bands like Social Distortion, Motörhead, and Silverstein, Cameron hailed Black Them Boots as “a male version of The Breeders,” and noted that the simultaneous tracking, along with minimal production and editing, gives “Fancy” the feel of a live recording “Cameron does more than place mics and run the board. He captures the performance,” said lead guitarist Pat Martin. Additional post-production work was completed in bassist Mark Waters’ home studio and Larry’s bedroom, with several trips back to Maple, passing the hard drive around like a bottle of Wild Turkey at a camp fire, until it was done. The album will be released in both digital and CD formats on April 29th. And for those vinyl lovers, a classic LP will be available early this summer.
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