Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cutting Idol Records Some Slack

I was so busy yesterday wrapping up my list of top songs from last year that I did not get to share this news with you. Idol Records has now place the Slack's new album, The Deep End, on iTunes. If by some odd chance you're not familiar with the band, its lead singer Chris Holt is arguably the most talented musician in the metroplex area. Don't just take my word on it though. Mr. Holt has repeatedly won the title of Best Musician in the Dallas Observer Music Awards. In the band, he's backed up by an equally respectable group of local musicians: Eric Neal on bass (repeated DOMA nominee himself), Steve Luthye (keyboards), and Tom Bridwell (drums). And there's no shortage of good tracks here: from the opening groove of "Infatuations Never Last" to the beautiful closing ballad "Maybe Heaven", this CD finds Holt and company in fine form.

Do yourself a favor and download the album today. Or, if you prefer a physical CD to MP3's, the album will hit stores January 19. The CD release party will take place January 22 at Sons of Hermann Hall, with Dave Little Meltdown bringing their usual musical insanity to open the show.

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