One of the Southâ€™s most enduring rock-and-roll bands, Drivinâ€™ Nâ€™ Cryinâ€™ has promised four EPs over the course of a year, each spotlighting a different facet of its music.
True to the promise, Kevn Kinney and company kick off the releases with Songs From The Laundromat with a reconfigured lineup (Sadler Vaden is now on lead guitar) focusing on the band’s â€œrockâ€ personality. The quartet dives in with a strong opening duo of â€œDiveâ€ and â€œAinâ€™t Waitinâ€™ On Tomorrow,â€ and nods to fellow Georgians REM with a shimmering track named in their honor (â€œREMâ€), featuring lyrics pulled from the now-defunct superstarsâ€™ compositions.
It is a short, five-song ride, but Songs From The Laundromat is a promising start to a new era of Drivinâ€™ Nâ€™ Cryinâ€™.
Songs From The Laundromat is out now on New! Records.