Another great one from Goner, Bad Lady Goes to Jail, the new album from John Wesley Coleman III. Coleman is an Austinian garage rocker, a scruffy renaissance man who paints and sings and is perhaps best known for leading Golden Boys. Coleman fits quite well into the laid-back, country garage ethos of the Goner label…he’s a natural complement to bands like Limes and Ty Segall. I like fuzzy, buzzy, slouch-riffed “Fields of Love” best, but how can you resist the high wistful longing of sports mash note “Oh Basketball” or the stop-start, we-fucked-up-but-let’s-go-ahead-anyway mayhem of “Christians Drive Like Shit.”? Well, maybe you can, but I can’t.
Here’s the title track, courtesy of Austin Town Hall
And some free cuts from his live show on WFMU last year