Blood Oaths of the New Blues
james jackson toth drops the volume & gets deeper in his own skull, twisting through barebones personal stories & conceptual americana head trips.
somewhere between the middle-class desperation of springsteen's 'nebraska', vic chestnutt's unmistakable sadness & the most hushed & confessional moments of neil young's 'zuma', 'blood oaths...' finds its niche. though it's more of a crushed lament than a freaked-out bad trip, the most honest sentiments are often the scariest parts of toth's songs. even in its hopeful segments, there's a spookiness that defines the album, as subliminal noise & evil-sounding voices low in the mix wander in & out of the songs.
- No Bed For Beatle Wand / Days This Long
- Outsider Blues
- Dome Community People (Are Good People)
- Dungeon Of Irons
- Supermoon (The Sounding Line)
- Southern Colorado Song
- Jhonn Balance
- No Debts