Release Date: Jan 12, 2010
Record label: Central Control
Genre(s): Rock, Country
On their debut effort, the Gilded Palace of Sin make no effort to hide their love for a general post-Lee Hazlewood/Nick Cave/PJ Harvey country/theatrical/goth vibe from the get-go -- not for nothing is the band signed to Barry Adamson's Central Control label or named after a Flying Burrito Brothers album, after all. That said, the band are an almost classic example of one element working incredibly well and another almost tripping it up as it goes. What works is the group's collective ear for those previously mentioned sounds and styles, which the trio plays excellently throughout.
It takes a lot of cojones to name your band after a landmark country-rock album, but that’s what this band from Manchester, England, has done, for better or for worse. It’s not the first time someone has done this (anyone remember Sweethearts of the Rodeo, anyone?), but when you name your band after something as iconic as the 1969 debut LP from the Flying Burrito Bros., it’s kind of like taking Exile On Main Street as a moniker. It seems too overtly familiar and conjures up all sorts of associations of your band before it even gets out of the starting gate.
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