The Roadside Graves: Liv Tyler
I was a little late to the game, but I became a pretty big Roadside Graves fan last year after hearing the amazing song “My Father Sat Me Down,” which still blows me away each time that I hear it. Following up the album of the same name, the group will be releasing an EP titled You Won’t Be Happy With Me. The first song released is the seven plus minute opus “Liv Tyler,” which combines the groups rootsy, guitar driven alt country with an extended piano coda. While the middle instrumental passage seems a little out of place, the main portions of the track bring together all of the sounds that make the band so great. The music is driving and melodic, backing up John Gleason’s forlorn lyrics, which include the repeated refrain of “If we didn’t have to worry about money, we’d be allright.” While the band isn’t doing anything that hasn’t been done (a million times) before, they at least are doing it well.