Folk Family Revival (from the album Electric Darlin’ available on Splice Records)
The word “folk” may be a bit deceitful when it comes to Texas band Folk Family Revival. They are a blood family, made up of brothers Mason, Barrett and Lincoln Lankford along with Caleb Pace, but toss your ideas of acoustic folk out the window. There is very little fluff and lots of reverb, the Folk world Folk Family Revivaloccupies finds them rubbing elbows with Nick Cave and Beauty Shop over Bob Dylan or John Prine.
Electric Darlin’, the recent album release from Folk Family Revival,is electric roots music, a dose of gloomy goth and twang heavy on surf-guitar. “Fresh Water” opens up the record with exotica, a flair that partners subtle chicken-pickin’ guitar shadowing the vocals. ‘Temptation is a dangerous occupation’ is the striking line from punky, charged-up “Pro and the Con” and “Thumb in the Wind” is a heavy on reflection and big regret, expressed with lines like ‘be more like my father, and less like my friends. I wouldn’t do it the same way if I could do it again’. “Why the Chicken Crossed the Road” follows its meandering spaghetti-western guitar, watching the singer ‘walking with the devil’s daughter under a Tijuana Moon’, who very soon after learns about sinning. Book ended with the aptly titled “Intro” and “Outro” that are an ambient entrance and exit (respectively) for Electric Darlin’, sandwiched in between a definition of Folk music where Rock and Roll lives quite comfortably.
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