Rosco Bandana – “Time To Begin”
***SXSW 2013 – OEB FRESHMAN FAVORITE***
Pairs Well With…The Civil Wars, Edward Sharpe, The Black Keys
Rosco Bandana – Rosco Bandana sounds like a band from Gulfport, Mississippi should. Heavily steeped in Americana and country, Rosco Bandana stands out for the rambling energy throughout their debut record Time To Begin. The top half of the album is a clever introduction, starting with the slow-burning “Time To Begin” before unleashing on “Woe Is Me”. With blues licks that could have been pulled from a Zeppelin solo, the track burns with passion and soul. From there, Rosco Bandana jumps back and forth from elegant country to hard driving rock. I especially love Rosco Bandana’s guy/girl vocals, a strong interplay to put this young alt folk band on the map.