Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ben Nichols: The Last Pale Light In The West [EP]

Ben Nichols
The Last Pale Light In The West [EP]
The Rebel Group [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Lucero frontman makes his solo debut on this EP with an interesting twist - the lyrics and songs were inspired from the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian. The EP does not stray too far from the Lucero sound but Nichols delivers a very heartfelt and emotional performance as you can tell he is really into these tracks. What also does not change is Nichols' rough and gruff voice which fits perfectly in songs about going West, outlaws and preachers!

Key Track: "Davy Brown"

Band With Similar Fire: Jim Ward

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-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta