Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Down on your luck? Trying to get over a recent breakup? Not sure if you'll be able to make this month's rent? Though Oakland-based band Johnny Soultrain sings about finding solutions to heartbreak and money woes at the bottom of a whiskey bottle, I would advise you to just listen to the music of Johnny Soultrain. Probably not a good idea for life to imitate art here, especially when their art is full of sordid drunkards, hopeless romantics and other assorted lovable losers plucked from Americana folklore. [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=143878826 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small track=2841715058] Their first EP [...]

Johnny Soultrain releases first music video “Whiskey Bottle”

If you've ever wondered what a day in the life of a whiskey bottle might look like (and if you have, you probably have way too much free time on your hands) look no further. Oakland-based Johnny Soultrain has released a music video depicting just that, a Bukowski-esque, darkly comic, sordid tale full of dysfunctional families, bums and a drowning clown. Yup, you read that right. A drowning clown. The music fits perfectly, sounding like a sonic hangover with its raspy vocals, a horn arrangement that recalls The Band, a scorching guitar solo, and lyrics ripped from the Hank Williams [...]

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