Slog of War
In the last few years, the down home aesthetic of rock and roll has come to light in yet another generation of musicians. Bands like Drive-by Truckers and My Morning Jacket have embraced the uniquely southern conventions that go back to the very foundations of the genre itself. Ready to step in to that noble lineage is Roosevelt's Plan, whose latest album The Slog of War shows promise of carrying on this tradition. After a listen or two, it's hard to shake the image of five scrappy Georgians rockin' out with vintage Gibsons and Ludwigs. Often sounding like The Replacements trying to cover Allman Brothers songs with lyrics re-written by Hemingway, Roosevelt's Plan definitely stake out their own musical identity. - Matt Maynard.