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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Antique Sunlight Looks West With 'Tongue Of The Earth'

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click to enlarge Antique Sunlight Releases Tongue of the Earth on Wednesday, August 19 at The Amp Room - COURTESY
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  • Antique Sunlight Releases Tongue of the Earth on Wednesday, August 19 at The Amp Room

You can learn a lot about San Anto quartet Antique Sunlight from their tour schedule. Instead of hitting the Texas population centers, or even a desert hotspot like Marfa, Antique Sunlight will visit Terlingua, something of a Chihuahuan ghost town, just after releasing Tongue of the Earth. Granted, there is a pretty rad festival going on there this weekend.

From the high Spaghetti whistle of the intro, Antique Sunlight's debut record certainly looks West. Singer Louis Davilla packs his tunes with pastoral and outlaw themes, singing of "brown leather boots and colorful tattoos" and the "El Dorado morning and High Sierra night." On "Arms Like Wolves," Davilla takes it a step further, stretching out the hook's syllables until they turn to lupine howls.

On lead guitar, Andy Suhre puts in bright, quick-picking work. Minimal in tone and toy pedals, his guitar lines sound familiar, but never cliché — a cross between the more-stoned Velvet tunes and a lonely, Western feel.

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