RELEASE
LABEL
Sub Pop
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

In just a short time, the Scud Mountain Boys have risen from relative obscurity (two 1995 albums for indie label Chunk) to a well-earned spot on the Sub Pop roster. The Boys' new album, Massachusetts, is once again a quiet, mostly acoustic collection of soft-spoken songs based around spare country rhythms and laid-back, whisper-light melodies. Massachusetts is more down to earth than the faux-hillbilly ramble poems of Palace Music, but also far less Americana-ized than Son Volt or any of the No Depression hangers-on. The sudden national attention seems not to have spooked the Scuds, and so while Massachusetts feels better crafted than the band's previous two albums -- more mature in terms of songwriting -- it retains the easygoing, kitchen-table spirit that marked the band's earlier work. This is music that moves slowly but grows on you quickly.
Kurt Wolff, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. In a Ditchhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fin-a-ditch%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255459%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Scratch Tickethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fscratch-ticket%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255464%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Penthouse in the Woodshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpenthouse-in-the-woods%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255466%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Grudge ****http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmassachusetts%252Fid3255499%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Big Holehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fbig-hole%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255470%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Van Drunkhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fvan-drunk%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255472%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Lift Me Uphttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flift-me-up%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255480%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Liquor Storehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fliquor-store%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255482%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. A Ridehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fa-ride%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255487%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Holy Ghosthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fholy-ghost%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255489%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Cigarette Sandwichhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcigarette-sandwich%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255491%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Massachusettshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmassachusetts%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255493%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Glass Jawhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fglass-jaw%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255495%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Knievelhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fknievel%252Fid3255499%253Fi%253D3255497%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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