Shane Smith and the Saints (from the album Hail Mary available on Geronimo West Records)
Note by note, word by word, Shane Smith and the Saints have slowly unveiled their latest album, Hail Mary, single releases from the album pages in a chapter offered over the months before the full album was available. A mighty roar is in the paced steps that Shane Smith and the Saints use to trudge into the title track, the force of the sound carrying their “Hail Mary” last prayer towards the heavens. A processional march takes Hail Mary away from a relationship’s end, attempting to separate the good from the bad in “We Were Something” as the melody unfurls like a flag appearing through “Parliament Smoke” and hope stands patiently waiting on “Last Train to Heaven”.
Shane Smith and the Saints pack a punch in their songs, whether the melody whispers to capture “Little Bird”, finds the power of a ballad with “We’ll Never Know” or stirs up sawdust clouds on a honky tonk floor in “Whirlwind”. Life is a stage for traveling troubadours and Hail Mary puts Shane Smith and the Saints in the spotlight with the cinematic flourish of “Oklahoma City” as the band gives screen credit for the promise to keep rolling in “The End”.
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