Video Premiere: Drunken Hearts “New Reseda”

This is how Americana should be performed.  Singer-songwriter Andrew McConathy and his outstanding band Drunken Hearts have recorded a new video EP, ‘Wildfire Sessions’, which will be released one video at a time, beginning with ‘New Reseda’.  This is high-quality country-rock, featuring great songwriting and musicianship, all built around McConathy’s impassioned vocals.  “The sky was falling, // Just another projection..It’s a long ride to Reseda, especially with a big load. // She’s my only Señorita, last stop on this lonely road,” he sings, telling the story of a trucker driving home to his lover.  There’s an irresistible foot-tapping bassline from Adrian Engfer and one of the song’s highlights is a gorgeous, twanging slide guitar solo from James Dumm.  All the elements come together to create a fine Tom Petty-inspired song from the Boulder-based band.

Prolific live performers, this set of brand new, unreleased songs has a more intimate, acoustic feel than their previous material.  There are songs of loneliness and anxiety, love and loss, with the pandemic as a background to the narratives that unfold.  Filmed at Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado, by long-time collaborator Todd Divel and Tobin Voggessor of NoCoastTV, the video showcases the band at work and they have a powerful presence on the stage.  Enjoy.


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About Andrew Frolish 794 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Ferris & Sylvester, John Smith, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...

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