Good Times Comin'
Melding hard-twang melodies, steam-train rhythms, and an evocative lyricism, THE MOLENES have been firing up the Americana/Alt-Country scene since the band's first release in 2006. Their acclaimed 2008 album Songs of Sin And Redemption brought comparisons to SON VOLT's burnished swagger, STEVE EARLE's trenchant storytelling, and WHISKEY TOWN's hip country esthetic, though in truth The Molenes toe none of these lines, and instead brew a breed of "rock'n'roll with twang" that's entirely their own. Simultaneously harder, deeper, and sweeter than anything they have done to date, new release GOOD TIMES COMIN' represents a band striving for-and attaining-a new position on the Americana/Alt-Country landscape. A concept album in the best sense of the term, though one with a punch-drunk plot and no fixed chronology, it weaves a people's history of America, a tale touched by disenfranchisement and loss, certainly, but one ultimately buoyed by hopes for good times comin'. Mixed by acclaimed producer Paul Q. Kolderie (Uncle Tupelo, Radiohead, the Pixies), Good Times Comin' also finds singer/guitarist/ songwriter Dave Hunter and band members Andrew Russell (bass, vocals), Bruce Derr (pedal-steel guitar), and Zach Field (drums) sounding more confident and accomplished sonically than ever before. Please add this new Americana landmark to your rotation, and help spread the good word. Airplay & Accolades: The Molenes have been nominated for two Spotlight on the Arts Awards for "Best Roots-Rock Band", and have been named a 'River Rising Star' by Boston's leading independent commercial radio station, WXRV 92.5 FM 'The River'. They performed live on "The Front Porch" on NHPR, have been featured on Sara Willis's "In Tune By Ten" on MPBN, and have been played on more than 150 stations across the US and around the world. The Molenes' songs have been included on several compilation albums, including Ride the Pale Horse from Wolverine Records, and Lost Highway from WMBR-FM. From the critics: 'The Molenes' second album, Songs of Sin and Redemption, shows they're more than just a guitar band... This 12-tune collection establishes them as one of New England's premier alt-country/Americana bands. If you get a chance to see them, take advantage of it.' -Sam Pfeifle, The Portland Phoenix. 'The Molenes are rightly becoming renowned as one of New England's best Americana-related outfits and their authentic grasp of roots-rock stylings is fast becoming a joy for the ear to behold.' -Tim Peacock, Whisperin & Hollerin (UK) "A solid dose of top down, windows open, dirt road kind of Americana. This is unquestionably a winner." -Kevin Finn, The Noise (Boston)