Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled
I’ve never been much of a fan of country music, let alone any type of religious or revivalist gospel music. But I came across Munly a few years ago and was blown away. The songwriting was phenomenal. The music was entertaining. The musicianship was superb. The storytelling was beyond belief. It was through Munly that I came across Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, of which he’s a member. Where Munly’s solo releases are dark, gothic explorations of Americana, the Auto Club makes upbeat, gospel tinged country ditties that explore life in rural America.
“Unetitled”, The Auto Club’s latest release is another excellent release in a long stream of excellent releases. It’s fully immersed in country and gospel, however, this isn’t CMT style country and it’s certainly not what you’d hear at your local church, but it would sound great as the sound track to the final judgment. Choirs swirling around acoustic guitars, banjos, organs and strings, “Unentitled” has a alt-country twang that complements the dual vocals of Slim and Munly. While much could be said about this album, I think the best compliment I can give is that it’s a genuinely entertaining album, one that’s dark but really fun.