Singer Rod Melancon‘s upbringing in the Louisiana swampland has always been integral to his voice, one that wanders between spoken-word, growlin’ and croonin’. Melancon’s inherently Southern style and Cormac McCarthy-esque lyrics are already well-established on his first three records, but never as boldly as on the cinematic and concept-driven, Pinkville. Recorded by Adrian Quesada, Pinkville is set about a half century back with echoes of the Vietnam War and character-defining truths steering this sultry album amongst guitar-heavy Americana, Louisiana soul, Texas blues, country rock and beyond.
Pinkville is available everywhere tomorrow but a copy of the album comes with each ticket for the release show, 10PM tonight at the Saxon Pub! For your fix of Melancon ahead of the show, enjoy a free download of Pinkville‘s lead single, “Rehabilitation”!