Last Chance Records proudly presents Austin Lucas
"A New Home In The Old World"
1. Run Around
2. Sit Down
3. Darkness Out Of Me
4. Thunder Rail
5. Nevada County Line
6. Sleep Well
8. The Grain
10. Somewhere A Light Shines
Be sure to check out Austin Lucas "Live From The White Water Tavern" on CD and LP as well!
Posted by Nicholas on 8th Jun 2012
First of all, I ordered this album on a Thursday. It was in my mailbox that following Saturday. Major props for the incredible customer service. Thank you!
As for the album itself… It kicked me in the teeth the moment I put it in. There is no need for awkward introductions or small talk with the opener, “Run Around”. The tune starts fast and provides energy leading into a great album. It’s an easy sing along (after a few listens of course) and made me eager to get through the rest of the tracks. The first time I was listening to it, I was running errands around town. I was enjoying the tunes so much that I extended my drive home just so I could fit them all in on one listening session. I can’t speak for everyone else, but for me, if I am willing to go out of my way (especially with gas pushing $4/gallon) just to squeeze in another tune, I know I made a solid purchase.
Austin has a haunting voice; strong and unique. I feel like this album is enjoyable on many levels. It offers lyrics that are contemplative and deserve attention. At the same time, the music is light enough that you can enjoy this work no matter the mood you are in. Sometimes you want music that will help you spark thought and contemplation. Sometimes you just want a great tune to accompany a cold beer. This album offers both.
Trying to summarize my thoughts on this album into one word is difficult. But the single word that keeps coming back to me; soulful.
Favorite tune so far: Feast. The ending harmony on the song literally gives me chills. Loving it.
Glad I got this right in time for summer… I will most definitely be ordering from this label again. Great product. Great service. Happy consumer.