Andy Jenkins

Sweet Bunch is what happens you take 10 track of easy going Americana (with a 70s flavor) and run them through the Spacebomb filter. Spoiler alert: what happens is goodness. I hadn’t heard of of Andy Jenkins prior to his album release but I am a massive fan of White’s music, production work and overall approach towards music.

This is one of those symbiotic relationships you read about in biology class. I think White’s touch takes Jenkins songs to another level but needless to say, all of White’s special work would be rendered useless without Jenkins tasty tunes. That being said, the title track where White helps out on the vocals is pure magic. Built around a lazy guitar riff that sounds like it originated on a back porch, Jenkins and White trade verses back with gentle backing vocals. This song is one of those slow-burning epic jams that makes me happy that I love music as much as I do.

This is the perfect summer album for me. I cranked this fucker up the other day as I was grilling and drinking a cool one. The troubles of the day just washed away from me. Some of the other top-notch jams include the opener Hazel Woods, Ascendant Hog and Get Together. In reality, the whole album kicks ass.

So in conclusion. Andy Jenkins. Cool. Matthew E. White. Cool. Phil Cook, oh yeah didn’t even mention him yet and you know I love his shit. So yeah, cool.

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Stick Matthew E. White and Phil Cook into an email announcing your album and there’s a pretty good chance I’m going to post something about your album. This is a timeless Americana track and I’m looking forward to the whole album. Sweet Bunch will see the light of day on June 15th via the fine folks at Spacebomb Records.

From the front porches, alleys, and rivers of Richmond, Virginia comes Andy Jenkins carrying a crisp, newly cut album, Sweet Bunch. Hatched in the tradition of Southern culture—unhurried in his art, yet weirdly ahead of the curve by the time he arrives— Andy is a joyously idiosyncratic songwriting talent, ripened over years of relative obscurity. Sweet Bunch springs into the world fully-formed, sitting at the crossroads of modernism and timelessness, sensitivity and decision, with the expansiveness and musical drawl of Big Star, the bounce of John Prine, and the curly, perfectly-carved melodies of George Harrison. Each song paints a wild landscape, the mood of a sun setting on a damn good day among friends and favored creatures.

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