Before we go any further and start moving into “too long; didn’t read” territory, I wanna say this: If you’re a Lucero fan, you’re a Lauderdale fan. No, their sound isn’t that similar, but their “feel” and the overall level of “awesome” is.
I kind of feel like I just need to say Moving On is Essential Listening and, as the title suggests, move on. I mean, what more needs to be said that the three mp3’s under here won’t say for themselves? Truth be told…nothing but sometimes I get so focused on providing a band some quotable line for their website or one-sheet that I ramble. This is yet another sign that occasionally I forget that ninebullets is ultimately a music fan’s website written for music fans.
With that said, Lauderdale is a band out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. They’ve been a band since 2005. Their current album is available on thisisamericanmusic.com. If this album is any indication of what’s to come these guys will be a ninebullets.net fixture from years to come as Moving On is one of the best albums to be released this year (though I understand it was recorded a few years ago) and I’m all too happy to dub it Essential Listening.