Dark Side of Red
On his fifth full-length release, Shandy Lawson fully embraces the Alt-Country sound and style that he's been careening towards-- but refusing to fully indulge-- for the last decade. Lawson's tradition of peculiar characters and story lines continues here on 'The Dark Side Of Red.' In the course of these ten tracks, we are introduced to an amnesiac falling in love with his own wife, a crucial backstage moment at a community theater, Shandy's plans for world domination and a front-porch view of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. While thoroughly lyric-driven, these recordings also showcase Lawson's talents as an emerging producer, a role which he fills brilliantly and comfortably; the sounds are uniquely crafted while honoring their undeniable Americana roots. Perfect for fans of Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt, "The Dark Side Of Red" is Lawson's most ambitious and endearing release yet.