I was going to review the new-ish Arliss Nancy release, Simple Machines, weeks ago but I got busy and sidetracked and now that it has been out for a while it seems a little late to toss my thoughts in the ring.
Simple Machines is darker and more mature than their previous stuff. The songwriting is better and the music a little sharper. While it doesn’t have the ‘smash you up against the wall while waves and waves of music kind of pound you to crescendo’ feeling (don’t go there people) of Truckstop Roses, it does dig in under your skin and twist a little.
I mean, I do like it. Truckstop Roses will probably always be my favorite but this is still good music.
Okay, this isn’t an actual review/review but I do have to mention how gorgeous Lizzie Huffman sounds on The Crease. Also, is Front Seat kind of a dark-er sequel to Thunder Road?
Anyway, when I bought Simple Machines, Virgil from Suburban Home was doing a two-for-one deal. Basically you could get two copies for ten bucks. Sort of a ‘one to listen, one to give to a friend’ kind of thing.
This leaves me with an only one possible choice. I must give my extra copy away so the rest of the world can hear the awesome of Arliss Nancy.
All you need to do is leave a note in the comment section. Say Hi, tell me your favorite Simple Machines track, or jump up and down yelling about how much you want the CD. Whatever rocks your socks.
This Saturday I’ll toss all the posts in a hat…or bowl…or something and pull one out as the winner. I’ll announce it in the Week in Blog post and then get the info to mail it to the winner.