Humiliation Jacket is the new long player. Crooked roots-rock guitar and folk narratives with the flatlander's perspective. Songs about sensitive bikers, stranded bassists, neighborhood spies, Sigourney Weaver, and the abusive neighbors downstairs. Order now from Lather Records or download at Emusic. Also check out the companion EP Welcome to El Sobrante. This limited-run CDR has two covers and two non-album songs.
Some early reviews of Humiliation Jacket:
Sturdy Like An Eggshell
Paco + Witch
The Spy From Cheyenne
Dog Food Binge
10 The Time We Left H-Bomb in Woodland
Where The Freeways Arc Over The Burnt
Edges is the 2nd album. It takes
the bandís roots rock psychedelia through a few more chapters of
Reference points include Pendleton and Portland, OR, Fort
Bragg, CA, as well as midtown Sacramento.
These character sketches are framed in an album that swings
back and forth between forlorn twang and sideways pop that isnít
afraid to hang onto one chord for a while.
Not Even Storms
Amazing Mystery Man
The Nine Months of Summer
Hi Guys of Poverty Ridge
Four Blocks to Mexico
Beehive of Regret
The Beautiful Rot
Reviews of Where the Freeways...
Check out the video for Not Even Storms.
The C. Straits hoisted their flag with the release of The Flat Earth Just Got Flatter in 2002. Natan Rodriquez' pedal steel melted into the cracks of these songs about backwater characters and cheats. Check out the reviews over there to the right.
1 Cancer Cow
2 Anderson Valley
3 Underwater Light Bulb
4 The Flat Earth Society
5 Oatmeal Stout Man
6 My First Hailstorm
7 My Triumphant Return as a Fly
8 Plain of Jars
9 Rain Check on the Zoo
10 Road Rage Bliss
11 Old Fashioned
some press on Flat Earth...:
...Carquinez Straits has avoided being too oblique or defiantly weird in framing up its own unique sonic alt.americana ethic
...reminiscent of early work by the legendary country/indie rockers Meat Puppets, except Carquinez Straits have a keener ear for melody and tunefulness.
- Miles of Music
"Underwater Light Bulb" on Sac Pop 3
"Cancer Cow" on This Week in Science KDVS
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