Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse
For the better part of the past decade, Austin's Meat Purveyors have been the skunk tossed into the tent of stoic Bluegrass revivalism. Always more Brothers Ramone than Brothers Osborne and more comfy in jack boots than cowboy boots, TMP have been able to out lament most of the current day crop of high lonesome pretenders. Top shelf musicianship, razor sharp songwriting and a total lack of concern for the confines of genre make The Meat Purveyors one of the most entertaining and energetic playing the dark corners of the roots underground. Besides being the most predictably correct album title of all time, "Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse" reveals that, after four albums, TMP still got some tricks to lay on us all. Yes, just when you think you've got a bead on their fifth gear punk/bluegrass hybrid, just when you got used to their fondness for reinventing arena rock staples from the likes of Ratt as Opry worthy weepers, and just when you learned to make for the exit when the bar owner says there's no more beer for the band, TMP let's it rip ELECTRIC. Never before has the demon electricity reared it's ugly head on one of their records, but "Someday Soon" plugs in for a few songs and adds another head to the TMP hydra.