Title - 'The Emperors of Wyoming'
Artist - The Emperors of Wyoming
On this first album by The Emperors of Wyoming you will hear classic sounds you had thought long since gone. You will hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and early Neil Young as if they were all part and parcel of this incredible, truly beautifully sculptured new album.
With Butch Vig of Garbage on drums I was fully expecting something completely different here musically. So, I can definitely say more fool me for falling into that stereotypical trap of associative assumption.
The Emperors of Wyoming's self-titled album is pure Americana at its finest, with all their collective influences brought loving front and center. From the opening track, 'Bittersweet Sound of Goodbye' sounding like a young folky Bob Dylan, on through to the Neil Youngesque 'Avalanche Girl,' the dulcet tones of a Waylon Jennings era on 'Never Got Over You' and the countrified 'Cornfield Palace,' The Emperors of Wyoming mixes melodic rock 'n roll with country accents; whilst tossing in pedal steel, banjo, and fiddle all for good measure.