Release Date: Sep 2, 2006
Record label: ATP
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
The set closes with "Sixteen Straws," referring to groups of Catholic convicts who wanted to die but couldn't commit suicide for fear of eternal damnation. They would draw straws and the short and long would be the killer and killed, with the entire group assuming responsibility for the killing of the person murdered. From the sound of it, Parchman Farm sounds like a resort in comparison.
Alcohol’s the best ear-opener I’ve ever known. Previously I’d been impartial towards Australia’s The Drones, a four-piece who scooped The Australian Music Prize – ‘their Mercury’ – earlier this year for album-before-this Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By. I’d seen them live and left unimpressed, yet a couple of songs from the aforementioned long-player were good enough for me not to write them off.