SLACK TIMES – ” Carried Away “

Posted: June 3, 2022 in MUSIC

Slack Times are a trio of musicians from Birmingham, Alabama, who cite shared influence from the likes of Yo La Tengo, R.E.M., and The Feelies jangle pop band featuring Chris McCauley (guitar, vocals), Will Stewart (guitar, vocals), and Stuart Norman (guitar). They craft melodic, guitar-driven songs that draw from a range of shared influences including early Athens, Georgia pop. . After releasing two EPs in 2021, “Up Here” and “At The Blue Melon Rendezvous”, the band are teaming up with Meritorio Records to combine both those releases with six new songs in a vinyl compilation, “Carried Away”.

Ahead of the record’s end of June release date, this week the band shared the title track “Carried Away’s”

The new compilation includes six brand new songs plus the eight songs included on their previous EPs, The album will be available digitally and on vinyl via Meritorio Records.

Opening with a beautiful country-licked guitar line, “Carried Away” is a track that seems to teeter between genres, Clocking in just seconds over two minutes, Carried Away is also delightfully simple, the guitar line runs almost throughout, the drums hit an easy rhythm and barely stray from it, and atop it all Chris McCauley bemoans his own inaction, wistfully noting, “I didn’t put up a fight”. This is musical simplicity at its finest, effortlessly excellent song writing.

“Carried Away” is out June 24th via Meritorio Records.

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