Yukon, Canada’s Old Time Machine are going for adds today and tomorrow with their self titled debut. The album blends folk instruments with vintage electronics and reverb-soaked harmonies to create a unique sound. The atmosphere is that of pots clanging, creaking wood floors, and the buzz of insects at midnight. The moonshine-fueled, porch-stomping lullaby of “Doin’ All I Can” has sections that sound like they’re being filtered through a 1930’s AM radio broadcast. “Feel So Cold” adds an icy tone with distant back-up melodies to accompany the string-y banjo and slow industrial rhythm, while Ryan McNally‘s vocals fill the room with their gravelly gloom. The last track, “Tearing Me Down“, begins with insistent mandolin strum and a simple, pulsing beat. The chorus has McNally sounding on edge until the song ends, and we are left with a hopeful curiosity, returning from a long night in the backwoods of Yukon.
Recommended Tracks: track #2 “Doin’ All I Can Do“, track #3 “Pouring Rain“, track #6 “Feel So Cold“, track #9 “Tearing Me Down“
RIYL: Tom Waits, The Barr Brothers, Local Natives, The Low Anthem
Going for Adds 11/12 & 11/13
Label: File Under: Music