Monday, June 20, 2011
Recommended Listing - Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz
Super prolific songwriter Will Johnson and Centro-matic have cranked out yet another hook laden rock album, Candidate Waltz, to be released tomorrow.
"On Candidate Waltz, the riffage, the tattered vocals and the taut melodies suck you into that happy place . . ."; 8.0 out of 10.0 - Paste Magazine
"Will Johnson, Scott Danbom (keyboards, violin, harmony vocals), Matt Pence (drums), and Mark Hedman (bass and guitars) have made a terrific rock record that's catchy, crunchy and raucous." - When you Motor Away
DC area folks can catch them at the front end of their summer tour supporting the album this Sunday, June 26 at DC9. Other tour dates are listed at the band's site.
Also, if you aren't already familiar with Centro-Matic they've put together a nice little compilation of material from 1996-2011.
1996-2011 by Centro-matic
For most newcomers I'd personally recommend 2003's Love you Just the Same or 2006's Fort Recovery (follow the links for a listen), although it's hard to go wrong with Centro-Matic, its more atmospheric folky/country sister project South San Gabriel, or Will Johnson's solo albums.
Centro-matic/South San Gabriel/Will Johson discography