Dim Peaks – Time of Joy // Album Review

dim-peaks-time-of-joyGold Robot // 3rd September

In these Rayna James inspired times – with flannel shirts and broad Texan accents firmly back on the agenda – a re-imagining of what we once, half-embarrassed, called Alt.Country seems way overdue. This, from the ever spot-on Gold Robot Records, seems a mighty fine starting point. It may lack the raw, wounded, gravitas of the genre’s mountain fuckers, but by recalling the lyrical dexterity of Malkmus and the beaten-up world weariness of Grandaddy, ‘Time Of Joy’ proves an affecting, stirring record, gently imbued with a cold-beer-on-wooden-porch beauty, and with just a touch more edge than ‘Boys and Buses’.

Buy: Dim Peaks – Time of Joy