It’s hard to get more than four seconds into Lonesome Shack‘s “Medicine” (off their new album More Primitive) without bobbing your knee. The deep South, bare-boned blues rolls like something familiar, with drum pats and bass plucks to keep it gadding along. It’s easy, and it’s music that never gets old.
Ben Todd’s vocals are fuzzy, giving it that old radio feel, Kristian Garrard’s drums are perfectly restrained, and Luke Bergman’s basslines give it all the extra character it needs. It’s not hard to picture the trio playing on some porch in wretched Mississippian humidity, drinking an icy lager like it’s the only thing that matters.
You can catch the trio in a free show this Sunday afternoon at Thee Parkside (as part of the original Twang Sundays), where you may just be able to make that scene happen—minus the southern humidity of course. Just remember to keep your knee in check.
More Primitive dropped May 20 via Alive Naturalsound Records.