Sorta Kinda Maybe
Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings
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If Sorta, Kinda, Maybe is a train wreck, I want to get on. Andy Hawk and his crew have done it again, doubling up this time for a two cd set of songs made for close listening and loose dancing. He's always written well, but the lyrics on this one ring with details, sordid and soaring, of lives lived real.
The band pushes the beat on each track, making for great long-drive listening. Textured, funny and often moving, the songs are arranged well, with lovely backing harmonies that counter and complement Andy's cool bar room growl and howl.
This bunch of songs is more proof that Andy and his band is on a serious roll, with no train wreck ending in sight.
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Sorta Kinda Maybe
Enjoyed everything! Nice find here. It made me want to check out their older songs. Worth the investment.
Solid album with clever lyrics
Just from the title you can begin to gather that the artists are a couple notches off the mark of center, but in a good way. This is not the usual mainstream dribble that we get from the big label hit makers. You won’t find formulaic hooks or overproduced bull crap on this record. What you will find is honest sonic groves that lay a foundation for a great musical trip.
From track one, Andy bolts out lyrics that are deceptively complex with a whimsical spin to them. Stylistically, he traverses a great deal of ground from folky and grass roots to bluesy with a bit of rock edge. Andy weaves creative and humorous stories that range from deceiving the naïve in order to get laid to happy rifting tunes about aliens in New Mexico. The music is constructed in a manner very reminiscent of the earlier works of the Smithereens. His voice at times reminds me a little of Mike Ness, from Social D. For this reviewer, the key tracks on the album are Sorta Kinda Maybe, Thoughts While Driving and Everywhere and Everything. This triad of songs provides a great cross section of the vocal range of Andy as well as the tight grooves of his band.
Top Albums and Songs by Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings
||Chasing the Sun||Chasing the Sun - Single||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Strawberry Smile||Sorta Kinda Maybe||4:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rum Talking||Sorta Kinda Maybe||4:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everywhere and Everything (Alternate Version)||Sorta Kinda Maybe||2:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||American Vertigo||American Vertigo||3:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thoughts While Driving Home||Sorta Kinda Maybe||5:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never Out of Place||Sorta Kinda Maybe||4:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sorta Kinda Maybe||Sorta Kinda Maybe||3:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Temptation||Another Storyline||4:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Never Thought to Ask||American Vertigo||4:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|