San Saba County Album Release Show Tonight at The ND
You wouldn’t recognize local band San Saba County if you compared them to the band they started out as in 2003. It was more of a duo, with songwriter and vocalist John Saba and his longtime friend Chris Wellington trading rough-edged country riffs before moving into alt.-country territory in the Uncle Tupelo/Wilco vein. And the evolution continued throughout their first full-length Easy Does It (2004), their follow-up It’s Not The Fall That Hurts (2006), and the slightly more poppy …Though Cheating Was Never An Option (2008).
The direction shifted dramatically with the recent addition of bassist Tyler Mallory, drummer Tom Hudson and keyboardist Carlos Orozco. Although they haven’t completely moved away from their country-rock roots, there’s a bouncier, janglier (Is that a word? It should be…) power pop/psych pop dynamic on the band’s latest release, Broken Record. Produced at Good Dannys and Cacophony Recorders, with help from What Made Milwaukee Famous‘ frontman Michael Kingcaid, the album is being released exclusively on vinyl, although tracks are available online.
You can pick up some of this sweet vinyl at San Saba County’s release show tonight at The ND, located at E. 5th St. and Brushy St. It’s a tasty triple bill with The Decade Show and My Golden Calf. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30 p.m. Recommended.