In this week's paper, Kelly Dearrmore discusses the new EP release from Denton's Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, who made an interesting decision with this release, rushing the new disc out to get some new music into its fans' hands, rather than waiting till a full-length was complete later on this year. That's why, then, the album's being called The Apology, Part 1. Part 2 will come out later this year, we're told, but for now, let's focus on the first half. Or, rather, let's let Dearmore just tell us about it:
Early on, the symbiotic employment of balls-out rock and reverent roots set this record on a well-formed path. "Guitars," "The Ship" and "The River Song" (which is a fantastically reworked version of the Whiskey Folk Ramblers tune) aim to salute those who rock, while simultaneously tipping their hat to the honky-tonkers who simply want to relish some pedal steel, Dobro and fiddle from time to time. Continue reading...Sounds like a winner then, yeah? You can be the judge of that. The band was kind enough to pass along its song "Guitars" for DC9 readers to download. Check it out after the jump.