Portsmouth, NH’s Alcoa entered the studio earlier this year to record the follow-up to 2013?s Bone & Marrow LP. The band, fronted by Derek Archambault, recorded over a dozen new tracks for their yet-to-be-titled LP2 at The Office in North Andover, Massachusetts.
This second LP is sure to be a stunner: Alcoa’s charming boy/girl dueling vocals (also featuring Derek’s wife, Alyssa Archambault) coupled with upright bass, banjo, fiddle, pedal steel and piano/organ provide a gorgeous backdrop for Archambault’s captivating lyrics.
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Archambault to discuss some stunners that were released in 2014. This is what he was impressed by.
TEN – Rude Awakening, Collateral Damage
NINE – Dark Blue, Pure Reality
EIGHT – Aviator, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt
SEVEN – Angel Du$t, A.D
SIX – I Am The Avalanche, Wolverines
FIVE – Justin Townes Earle, Single Mothers
FOUR – The Rentals, Lost In Alphaville
THREE – Elder Brother, Heavy Head
TWO – Lawrence Arms, Metropole
ONE – Afghan Whigs, Do To The Beast
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THREE – Backstabbers Inc., M.I.A.
TWO – Teen Death, Crawling
ONE – Choir Vandals, At Night
(Visit Alcoa here: http://www.bridge9.com/alcoa.)