Guns of Navarone CD Release Show Saturday Night at Lambert’s
Guns of Navarone have been described as alt.-country, and there is indeed a style similar to that of Uncle Tupelo or Old 97s. However, the local quartet, featuring songwriter and vocalist Cory Reinisch, guitarist Seth Grueneberg, bassist Dustin Meyer and drummer Richard Knox, brings a lot more to the table than that.
On Guns of Navarone’s new album, Prize and Battlefield, Reinisch admits you can hear the traditional folk and country sounds – and let’s not forget the guitar- and banjo-picking, especially the slide guitar, and a bit of a twang in there – but it’s not simply country. “I grew up in that soundscape and it naturally influences a lot of what I write,” Reinisch explains. “Dustin is very similar in that regard, whereas Seth and Richard grew up listening to punk and hardcore records. So when I bring an idea in, we sort of strip it back, then accentuate certain elements that we feel are important.”
With Prize and Battlefield, you get exposed to something a little more raw, almost like a mix of Southern rock, pop and punk. The band also prefers to keep their songs short, driven by melody, and engaging without oversimplifying. Winning formula.
Don’t miss out on the Guns of Navarone CD release party, happening Saturday night at Lambert’s, 401 W. 2nd St. And this happens to be one of those fabulous triple bills with East Cameron Folkcore and The Dalles on the bill. Doors open at 10 p.m. Recommended.