Monday, June 2, 2008

Alejandro Escovedo

Add Date: June 3

Artist: Alejandro Escovedo

Album: Real Animal

Label: Blue Note

Genre: Rock, alt-country

Comments: In many ways, Alejandro Escovedo's career path has mirrored that of Elvis Costello, though without as much fanfare. Escovedo started out as a punk rocker in the California band the Nuns, and later gravitated to the alt-country/power pop end of the spectrum, including a recent collaboration and tour with Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown). Regardless of the genre, though, Escovedo has earned his reputation as a terrific songwriter and all-around musician. Real Animal combines elements from all stages of his career; start with the post-punk rocker "Always a Friend" and the alt-country gem "Sister Lost Soul."

1 comment:

mezz mezzrow said...

"Real Animal" is the album of the year!