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Flattville Murder Album

Flattville Murder Album

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"The band's sound contains all the dank, shadowy Appalachian humidity a goth-folk historian could want for, but it's modernized enough to where it feels more accessible than archaic."- Leslie Wylie, MetroPulse, Knoxville, TN "Four out of five stars...I've not seen an album of this type that does so well at telling a story...'The Flattville Murder Album' is storytelling at it's best combined with fantastically put together and played music."- Indie Matters, Charlotte, NC '...refreshingly country with a capital 'C', with no 'alt', 'electro', 'new', and definitely no 'nu' infiltrating it's undiluted backwoods sound.' 'The kind of muffled, painful moans you'd expect to overhear while hiking the Appalachian Trail...the unpolished heartfelt moans that were so good that they've resisted change for over a hundred years...they keep the mountain traditions alive and keep it local, reminding us of our roots.' -Molly Kincaid, Metropulse (Knoxville, TN) '...baroque Southern Gothic originals, performed with a deadpan, winking solemnity.' -Matthew Everett, Knoxville Voice (Knoxville, TN) '...Exquisite mournful vocals...they're making quite a name for themselves in the local scene.' -Steve Wildsmith, The Daily Times (Maryville, TN) '...Making music that is a part of the fabric of life in this area...they truly are beginning to stand out among the others. Their approach is honest, their music is good, and their future is bright. We are proud to play their tunes.' -Benny Smith, 90.3 'The Rock' WUTK-FM General Manager (Knoxville, TN) ''The Flattville Murder Album', a triumphant first effort from Medford's Black Record Collection, is re-defining the standards of Americana, Bluegrass, and Country music with a concept album chocked full of post-bellum tragedy.' - Roman Reese, singer/songwriter, journalist 'Medford's Black Record Collection is the collaboration of Michael Davis and Matt Foster, who are storytellers in the same tradition as Nick Drake and Louis L'Amour (if he were a musician. Their folk sounds are breathing new life into traditional music with harmonies of Blue Highway and the raw dirty edge of Johnny Cash.'- Helen Yonts Local Album Review Medford's Black Record Collection The Flatville Murder Album (Self-released) Medford's Black Record Collection forged it's backwoods holler out on an overgrown tract of Roane Mountain, miles away from civilization under the tutelage of a freakish mountain man and his three-legged dog, where all good country twang is born. At least that's how the story goes. In truth, however, this group is made up of some of the hardest-working whippersnappers in town. They've discovered that old-timey sound, something that's akin to a mellow J.D. Crowe & the New South, with croonings that seem artfully understated when compared to Webb Pierce. The style more closely resembles the recent pitch-perfect finger-pickings of Iron and Wine, but it's tempered with vocals that might be the result of a chromosomal swap between the orchestrated harshness of Hank Thompson and the tough-guy velveteen vox of George Morgan. On The Flatville Murder Album, the song "Jail Cell" poses the question, "How long? /How long? /You loathsome son of a bitch, /before your debt catches up to you," made all the more authentic with a healthy layering of slide guitar. "Abner's Ride," in contrast, has a flair for extreme lamentation, the kind of muffled, painful moans you'd expect to overhear while hiking the Appalachian Trail. This is real country, the unpolished, heartfelt moans that were so good that they've resisted change for over a hundred years. And we're all the better for it. We're better because of Medford's Black Record Collection, too, because it keeps the mountain traditions alive, and keeps it local, reminding us of our roots. "May we all/ be forgiven/ in time /we pray," they sing on "Sinner's Plea." "Oh God, of the waters/ Oh God, of the sky/ may our stains be washed away." That's a prayer that works, no matter what genre you're singing in. -Molly Kincaid, Kevin Crowe, Metropulse (Knoxville, TN)

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Artist: Medford's Black Record Collection
Title: Flattville Murder Album
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 4/07/2006
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 634479451010
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