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Fiesta Red FR-013

Released : September 13, 2019


  1. Submission (Nice Pants)  - 2:17

  2. On My Way to the Show -  3:56

  3. Long Kiss Goodbye -  5:02

  4. Nothing’s Quite the Same - 3:07

  5. Queen of My Lonely Little World - 3:11

  6. String of Pearls - 2:46

  7. Yard Sale - 2:53

  8. Long Time Movin’ - 3:18

  9. Another Ticket on the Windshield - 2:00

  10. It Can Always Get Worse - 1:30

  11. Someone’s Gonna Love Me Again - 3:25

Jimbo Pap's members don't wear rhinestoned Nudie suits like the Flying Burrito Brothers did, or like so many of their current peers continue to—in fact, they declare that right away, in the first verse of their debut LP’s first track— but they do represent a modern, updated version of their city's roots-rock legacy. This is a band that makes honest, relatable music about heartaches, tough breaks and city life with coed vocals and a wry sense of humor that doesn’t strain to be overly clever. In 2019 there’s nothing new about the alchemy of country and rock music, but the devil—as always—is in the details: the way musical artists transfuse these elements is what yields distinction within what we usually refer to as Americana music. It Can Always Get Worse straddles borders, nodding to some decidedly old-school influences while still living in a semi-modern, rock-influenced world.

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The band’s primary writer, Jim Bowers began recording what would become It Can Always Get Worse after spending two years on the road as a member of the Merge records indie band Radar Brothers. At first, Bowers conceived of the album as a private solo project, but that plan gradually changed as he crossed paths with some recent Nashville transplants, the first of whom was Bo Brannen. Brannen played dobro on Bowers’s initial recording session, along with mutual friends Cal Campbell and Siggy Sjursen. Before the album’s second recording session, Bowers and Brannen met singer and pianist Pap Shirock at another mutual friend’s party, and invited her to the studio. Soon after, Jimbo Pap (an amalgam of the three core bandmates' names) was born, the solo album transformed into a full-band project, and musicians Kip Boardman (bass) and Kaitlin Wolfberg (fiddle) came on board to round out both the recording and live show lineup.


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