Loyal reader, one of the things I enjoy about music is that it is a metaphor for life. To be more specific, I like how with both music and life you can be rewarded if you venture into the unknown. Take Dixie Witch for instance. My introduction to this band came when I saw it listed as a similar artist to Five Horse Johnson on Grooveshark. So I checked out this band and that’s where the reward comes in. The reward in this case comes in the form of 10 hard-rocking songs that need to be played at high volume.
One thing is abundantly clear when you listen to this band. This Texas trio believes in guitars and volume. The guitars bring Clutch (and yes, Five Horse Johnson) to mind. In fact, that is not a bad comparison for the sound of this band, but I think it’s more accurate to say that Dixie Witch lies somewhere between Clutch and Texas Hippie Coalition. It is a heavy brand of rock that borders metal.
There is not a lot of mystery here. Let It Roll (Small Stone Recordings, 2011) is the kind of album that you want to blare out of your car as you’re driving. Or any other time you want some real rock instead of the stuff served up on commercial radio. Do yourself a favor, check this album out. Then put it on your stereo, turn up the volume, and enjoy.
If you want to be considered for an upcoming edition of Schwindy’s indie music spotlight, contact me at facebook.com/gary.schwind or submit your music to me at:
PO Box 2070
Mission Viejo CA 92690.