I gotta be up at 4am tomorrow morning to take my parents to LAX — they’re flying to Richmond, VA to begin their East coast road trip vacation. (My only suggestion to them is to be sure to hit Shopsin’s when they’re in New York). So I’ll be keeping this brief. Innaway makes slow, groovy, classic rock-like jams. They played live on my radio show last week, and you can catch them soon with Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Those who were ushered into junior high by Gorilla Biscuits, into college by Quicksand, and into adulthood by Rival Schools are all too familiar with what Walter Schreifels can do with an aggressively tuned guitar and a chest full of angst. The blister-hooks of those past efforts still make an appearance here and there in his latest band (also featuring a journeyman from Salt Lake City and a freelance underwear designer — viva la difference!), but Walking Concert showcases Schreifels expanding his horizons into areas more melodic and, dare I say it, quietly retrospective. Heï¿½s grown up, and growing up still sounds just right.