Stars And Elevators (Fat Possum, 2005) as a cowpunk bunch fronted
wild woman (Erika Wennerstrom) in the vein of
Hope Nicholls' Fetchin Bones and
Mia Zapata's Gits.
All This Time (Fat Possum, 2006) was a diligent but tired follow-up.
Erika Wennerstrom then relocated to Austin
and reformed the band with a new rhythm section.
The Mountain (Fat Possum, 2009) marked a retreat towards more
the mournful seven-minute Had to Go
(a bluesy cousin of the Walkabouts),
So Quiet, Hold Your Head High and even the solo acoustic elegy Be So Happy.
The old bastards show up only in
Early in the Morning and Out at Sea.
She has become a mature singer and songwriter, but lost the infernal energy
that made her more than the umpth singer-songwriter of roots-rock.
Arrow (2012) changed course again, last but not least because the
line-up kept changing. This time
Wennerstrom impersonated the rocker fronting a wild bunch and the music harked
back to garage-rock of the Sixties and pub-rock of the 1970s.
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