Thanks to the inexplicable popularity of my Submit Music page, I always have a huge digital pile of indie albums and EPs awaiting my perusal. But at this time of year — after I’ve spent months consumed by the endless onslaught of major fall releases — the backlog becomes nothing short of insane. Thankfully, now that the holiday rush is finally over, I’ve got some time to play catch-up. Here’s a recent gem from the massive stack. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If so, I encourage you to support the artist by buying it from their Bandcamp page — and be sure to tell them I sent you. And if you’ve got something you want me to hear, send it my way. If I think you’re half as good as you think you are, I just might include you sometime.
HOME BASE: Calgary.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Prey, the latest album from Slingshot Miracle, keeps one foot in retro, grimy, riff-rock territory, but plants the other in the glistening sand of pop. Beats, horns, be-bop theft, Leadbelly samples! Where will it end? Slingshot Miracle is stunt rock from Calgary. Since its 2012 debut, Slingshot Miracle has released nine albums, receiving repeated airplay on Canadian college FM stations and on internet radio streams across North America and Europe. Think The Replacements with Malcolm & Angus Young on fuzz banjo, Cousin Neil on bullhorn and tap shoe, and Uncle Carl Gustav on acoustic Theremin. Influenced by punk, classic rock, and country, Slingshot Miracle aims to leave you Sabbath Black and Rodeo Blue.”
MY TWO CENTS: Twisted roots with funky branches.