Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots - Alright, Here We Go... (Vinyl)

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The vinyl release of Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots' Alright, Here We Go... album. $25 w/free shipping inside the United States. International orders inquire at

The album’s title, spoken by Reid, are the first sounds on the record, cautioning band and audience alike that the show is about to begin -- setting time into motion and then “Shot of Whiskey” is underway. The band comes storming from behind with the incessant thump of the big bass drum, brushes on the snare, trumpet and trombone evoking a time when horns reigned supreme and then, they drop away, leaving guitarists Reid and John Calvin Abney to toss a little harmonized spice into the air before the whole thing lurches back into the unstoppable groove.

The live format isn’t a compromise to avoid incurring the costs of more “sophisticated” recording techniques. It’s a document, capturing the power of musicians who share purpose and are listening to each other with the same fervor as their own performance. Weeks of pre-rehearsal result in takes that are confident in the eccentricities of the arrangement and carefully plotted structure. Every dynamic shift is purposeful, each solo section, an opportunity to add and subtract from the sinuous melodies that preceded it.

This is an album made by and for time travelers determined to recover and restore lost sounds to their original potency, spanning time to draw together threads of influence that only make sense looking backward from the present and knowing how the story ends.

And, in that sense, Alright, Here We Go is a record for everyone blissfully trapped in the right here and the right now.