Friday, January 7, 2011

John Wesley Coleman III

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


Ian said...

The description and song title of "Christians Drive Like Shit" remind me a bit of the Country Teasers (so, awesome).

jenniferpkelly said...

Oh yeah, I like them too.

Not sure I'd want to see them live, though. Sounds dangerous.