The drifter is telling you his tale – no flinching, mostly likely whiskey on his breath, and a glint in the eye that no living human being would have unless he’s been to hell and back. Surely you figured out there’s a lone wolf wandering through Altamesa’s collection of single releases, from Vol. I: The New West/The Drifter Speaks, and Vol. IV: Crooked Path/The Wandering, tracks from Altamesa’s forthcoming album The Idol Frontier. Now we have Vol. 3: Minor Vice/The Descent. What danger lurks on the horizon? Or, perhaps the question should be…what pain? “Way I see it, everyone’s got somethin’ they’re runnin’ from, maybe not every day, maybe you outrun it for awhile, but the parables of the devil all deal in temptation…” he says ominously.
Check out more new music from Altamesa at their single release show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave., with one gargantuan line-up: Will Courtney, The Joe Jacksons, and Night Glitter opening the show at 9:30 p.m. Very recommended.
Someone buy that drifter a drink…
-Photo courtesy of the artist.