The Ex Governors - 'Swear In LIVE!'
The Ex Governors 'Swear In' is unabashedly a live album. It's a fervent calling down of the influences: outer space jams checked with a rockabilly beat, gypsy folk jump and reggae sway, country heartbreak harmonies and didgeridoo driven jams, all wild improvisations of a band pushing each other deeper into the groove while the pretty girls came and went into the night. The history of the 'radio song' is re imagined and ignored and worshiped and shoved around the bar, with electricity and sub literate literacy's and sub sonic solo's and drink orders and a band full of pop songs and time to play them. All played against the soundscape of a Saturday night in America; tavern glass jangles and ghostly indecipherable conversations tease you with legibility while the cadence catches you at the feet and the band crashes into spirited races between honking jazz cat sax and driving rhythm guitars. And the band pushes harder and plays tighter.