All prior releases - especially SIRENS album - fantastic. Best lyrics writing I have heard in years; musically wonderful as well. Look at their Wikipedia info & you see where such young guys got the depth in lyrics. I have pre-ordered album. The early release "Brand New Paradigm" is consistent with their prior. I can't wait for entire album!!!
This is a mess. Former fan, but this collection of songs is dysfunctional and nothing like previous efforts. Very slow boring; wish I had not preordered...
Onward and upward
Sons of Bill's latest record, while definitely more subdued than prior efforts, has a depth that will keep it in heavy rotation on your preferred mode of music consumption. The band mines its widely varying influences on the album, and the increased songwriting collaboration among the brothers yields a group of songs that are unmistakably theirs. Fantastic songs; wonderful playing and vocals; and excellent production. Each record has been an improvement over the last, and this one is no exception.
About Sons of Bill
Formed in 2005 in Charlottesville, Virginia by brothers Sam Wilson, James Wilson, and Abe Wilson, along with friends Seth Green (bass) and Todd Wellons (drums), Sons of Bill (the three Wilson boys' father was Bill Wilson, a musician and professor emeritus of philosophical theology and Southern literature at the University of Virginia, thus the name of the band) developed a graceful and powerful blend of literate, R.E.M. and Wilco-like Americana folk-rock. A debut album, A Far Cry from Freedom, was independently released in 2006, followed by the Jim Scott-produced One Town Away in 2009. The critically acclaimed Sirens arrived in 2012, with an EP, The Gears, showing up two years later in the spring of 2014. The Ken Coomer-produced Love and Logic was released in the fall of that same year. ~ Steve Leggett
- Charlottesville, VA