By Joshua Wallace
For me, Larry & His Flask have always been a band that has been hard to give a genre too, but they are just fun music. You could call them a punk rock roots band, or Americana or any mix of those. They’re a high energy roots band with elements from all of those genres and then some. Oh and they have a killer horn section. I do enjoy a good horn section. This Remedy is the band’s first album since 2013’s By The Lamplight which I was a fan of so let’s dive deep into this one.
“Atonement” starts off with a ska influenced track with a fast beat and awesome use of the horns. I’m digging this album from the start. “Ellipsis” keeps the pace hot and heavy but brings in more string instruments. I’m pretty sure I hear a blazing fast banjo in there but I could be wrong. It’s a nice track that is sure to inspire some mosh pits at live shows.
“Never All The Times” looks to slow things down a bit. This track has a nice vibe with the keyboards and horns. It works nicely to break up the faster paced tracks in the rest of the album. “You Won’t” is a track that features some killer guitar riffs and provides a bit of a rock vibe to the proceedings.
This Remedy provides a lot new tracks that will get the live crowds going for Larry & His Flask. I’m really digging the variety of genres the band pulls from and still manages to create a cohesive sound. There are elements of roots, ska, rockabilly, punk and everything in between. You can count on never standing still whether you’re listening to this band live at a bar or on cd in your living room. Give this album a listen on your favorite streaming service and then buy or download a copy. It is available everywhere October 12th, 2018.
Favorite Tracks : Atonement, Ellipsis, Never All The Times, Begin Again, Hoping Again, You Won’t, Behind The Curtain
Larry & His Flask – This Remedy (2018)
- Doing Fine
- This Remedy
- Never All The Times
- Begin Again
- Hoping Again
- The Place That It Belongs
- Dearly Departed
- You Won’t
- Behind The Curtain
- Three Manhattans