November 5, 2012
CMJ Gem: Tallahassee (Young Mary's Record, 11/02/12))
If you want something honest, you've come to the right place. In the tiny, dark back room of "whatever that bar was" (my new name for the many places I can't remember during my NYC trip.) for their early afternoon CMJ slot, Young Mary's Record was lucky enough to discover the four painfully charismatic dudes that form up-and-coming musical gem, Tallahassee - doing just that - telling it like it is.Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always poignant lyrics backed by an Americana-infused, still quite rock-n-roll to me- backing band? Not a hard sell there. Oh - and did I mention they just seem honest? Like when the truth was cool. Before musicians had so much hair gel and so many of their checks came from Twitter plugs and product endorsements. Tallahassee kinda has a little of the same spark that brought the wild success of Alabama Shakes -- they believably and dually come from another time and they come from right now. It's nostalgia before anything has even happened, without the hokey.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2012 6:22 PM