Release Date: May 24, 2019
Record label: New West
Genre(s): Country, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
If someone wanted to make a contemporary film noir about life on the wrong side of America's tracks, Justin Townes Earle might be just the guy to write the score. Earle has always favored a spectral, nuanced sound over sonic bombast, and dynamics play a crucial role on 2019's The Saint of Lost Causes. Even at its most bombastic, there's a sense of space in the production and arrangements that puts the vocals and instruments in sharp relief, with some of the tracks feeling more like they've been overheard than recorded full on.