Whiskey Myers are a five piece band hailing from the heartland of America. Their brand of rock is the kind of soundtrack that bleets through the speakers of a rusty pickup truck rolling defiantly down a dusty highway in the midwest. It’s bold with distorted guitars that twang and drums that rattle in time with the kind of tambourine flare that usually is reserved for hallelujah choruses in a big tent revival. They are fried chicken and pancakes washed down with a mason jar of gin. Gritty, scandalously delicious, unrefined and glorious.
The new video Home is proof of that. We see the four troopers, lead singer Cody Cannon, lead guitar Cody Tate, rhythm guitar John Jeffers, bassist Gary Brown, and drummer Jeff Hogg cut striking silhouettes on stage from various live show footage. We also see cutaways of a sentimental place called home. Home for these five might be Palestine or Neches or their little known hometown of Tyler, Texas.
“Home” is foot stomping southern soulful fun. What does it mean for a European audience? A breath of fresh air. Imagine knocking back a few pints when this uptempo number hits the jukebox. If it fits any particular television show for example, it’s certainly Sons of Anarchy sort of fare. This is mustang driving, harley riding, fist-bumping fun. And the guitar solo that erupts in the middle of this track is nothing short of epic.
The band’s new album Early Morning Shakes releases March 23rd on Spinefarm Records. And you can get a glimpse of the new video Home on vimeo or iTunes.