VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: PINKVILLE
Record Label: BLUE ELAN RECORDS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 4/5/2019
Vinyl LP pressing. Like the soundtrack to a movie that doesn't yet exist, Rod Melancon's Pinkville whips up a world filled with shellshocked war veterans, gun-wielding rock & rollers, and other down-on-their-luck characters, mixing cinematic details and electric guitars into it's own version of greasy, gothic Americana. Pinkville, his fourth release, displays a stunning diversity. There are psychedelic soul songs, Rolling Stones-inspired rockers, tributes to icons like Freddy Fender and Tom Petty, and a cover of Bruce Springsteen's ''57 Channels (And Nothin' On),'' all captured in analog sound by co-producers Adrian Quesada and Will Walden. Recorded in a series of live takes in Adrian Quesada's Austin-area studio, Pinkville blurs the lines between roadhouse country-rock, Texas blues, Louisiana soul, and all points between. It's haunted-sounding music for the heartland. And it's Rod Melancon as you've never heard him before: focused, unconventional, and willing to chase the muse into territory where few have gone before.