New Album: Baptist Generals – Jackleg Devotional to the Heart
Ten years have passed since Baptist Generals released their debut album No Silver / No Gold, and while it was well received at the time, the prospect of a follow-up dwindled as years ticked by. I was both ecstatic & shocked upon hearing they were finally releasing their sophomore album, Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, via Sub Pop yesterday. The first single, “Dog That Bit You”, is dominated by a weeping Harrison-esque guitar lead, and has a chugging back-beat that reeks of red lights and cigarette smoke walls. Everything sounds easy and free, and the touches of strings and horns are not heavy handed or overproduced, complimenting the overall vibe of the song. It’s been a decade since Baptist Generals have put out a proper album, and from the sound of it, the boys from Denton, Texas haven’t missed a beat.
Jackleg Devotional to the Heart is coming out on 05/21/13.