Release Date: Mar 11, 2022
Record label: Fat Possum Records
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Having formed while they were still in high school back in 2009, they've progressed from gritty Americana-infused garage rock to embracing the dance-rock genre -- most notably on the undeniably catchy "Cheap Regrets", from their previous album You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere. However, garage rock fans needn't feel the urge to back away, the scuzzy guitars are still here, but the Philadelphia band have come a long way since their "Funeral Beds" days, as good as they were. Great American Painting kicks off with the hopeful and epic sounding "Revival Psalm", and vocalist Rob Grote gets to work on demonstrating his impressive vocal range.
"There's no fun left in this town" says The Districts, but we disagree; the markedly dance-ier tone of their latest release is a sweeping pivot toward the future of the garage rock band. The Districts are back with their fifth album, as promised, after the enjoyable 'You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere.' 'Great American Painting' is a record that is strongest for its instrumentation, featuring The Districts' typical cross-streams of guitars that amply lamenting vocals, intriguing listeners by making reference to social issues within America. Recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound in LA, 'Great American Painting' was inspired by frontman Rob Grote's feelings of in-between exhumed by the pandemic.
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