The Blue Plates
Lovers and Bankers
Street: 08.25.12
The Blue Plates = Bob Dylan + The Rolling Stones + Drive-By Truckers
Lovers and Bankers is a short collection of Woodstock -era folk-rock, re-imagined by a couple of guys who loved it then and love it still. This release consists of five bluesy tracks, and the retro vibe makes it a delightful soundtrack for a carefree day on the beach, drinking Malibu Rum with the likes of Captain Ron. Smoky vocals make it feel like a favorite uncle just pulled out his guitar and sang you a couple of songs himself, and that cozy vibe is certainly the definitive highpoint of the album. Listen up on a lazy afternoon. – Ischa B.