There’s a growing number of country-based folk bands appearing throughout the Seattle area and the latest to warrant your attention is the male/female duo The Foghorns. This week they released their new record, A Diamond As Big As The Motel 6, on Beefy Beef Records. Their home may be Seattle, but they’re not strangers to the world, having resided everywhere from Ireland to Wisconsin to Brooklyn.
The Foghorns’ old-time country-folk is filled with emotive verse, lovable in all its harmony, and the perfect lament for the wanderer. Songs like “Not Every Horse” are ripe with emotion, while others like “Rose” and “Old Bachelors In Cleveland” are just plain excellent. “Brooklyn Bridge” even pulls out pop keyboard riffs and jangle guitar!
These tunes easily place The Foghorns in company with The Banyans for the best new Seattle folk band of the year.
Next week The Foghorns exit the state of Washington for a tour across the country in support of A Diamond As Big As The Motel 6, hitting some favorites, including Moscow (ID), Minneapolis, Omaha, and Eugene along the way. For a full list of dates, head over to The Foghorns on MySpace.