A horrible hack

Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers

Every Letter & Souvenir

Year Released: 2013
Format: LP
Label: Count Your Lucky Stars
 
Reviewed by MH on Oct 2, 2013
Aside from a couple of cursory listens to "Your Heart Belongs To The Midwest" I haven't really given Warren Franklin a proper go before. Not that I disliked that record but it didn't grab me at first and I've not been back to it for a while. I also saw him play as part of Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate) in Camden a while back. They played at least one of his songs that night and it appears on here. In fact, four of these five songs are oldies that have been re-recorded as he has added The Founding Fathers to give them the full band treatment. Naturally, the sound this time is a little bigger and more polished and I think it's for the better. It's a touch more upbeat than a lot of the bands that they can seen playing gigs with and also a bit more straightforward. I'd pick out the title track as the standout which is a nice and summery indie rock track.


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