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Album Review : Sons of Bill : Love and Logic

After critical success of their previous record, Sirens, Virginian five piece band the Sons of Bill have returned with an even more impressive follow up. Love and Logic which hits shelves officially on September 30th, is a perfect example of a band that is firmly implanted in their groove. In this case that groove consists understated lyrics delivered over top of an intriguing mix of roots music, 90s alt rock, and a splash of 80s pop mixed in for the hell of it. The three Wilson brothers (the literal sons of Bill – Abe, James and Sam) hit the studio with bassist, Seth Green and drummer, Todd Wellons to collaborate with producer, Ken Coomer (formerly a member of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco) earlier this year. The resulting album, has a few obvious standouts, including the almost ethereally steel guitar driven “Higher Than Mine” and the equally jarring “Road to Canaan” which features the hauntingly beautiful harmony vocals of Leah Blevins, over top of a delicately finger picked acoustic guitar. With this release combined with a touring schedule that has seen the band play some of the most important stages and festivals in the country in the past year, Sons of Bill will continue to draw in new fans and please the fans they have already captured.

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