Should Have Seen It Coming
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Tight four-part harmonies and songs that combine a world-view that’s equal parts Carter Family and “American Chopper.”
On Should Have Seen It Coming, the Split Lip boys have traded up from their dirt-track hot rod to a machine that’s finely tuned, with high precision.
With this release, Split Lip Rayfield unveils their deepest, most universal record ever. After sharing stages with bands as diverse as Del McCoury, Leftover Salmon, Nashville Pussy and the Reverend Horton Heat, SLR has refined their sound. They can bring the hammer down for the metal headbangers, get their groove on for the dancing, twirling jam-lovers and astonish the traditional bluegrass establishment. They can break your heart with a relationship gone south slow burner like "Don't Believe that You're Someone" and then rip it up just as easily with free for alls like "Redneck Tailgate Dream." Split Lip Rayfield has true American appeal and staggering versatility. That’s the kind of “seen a million faces and rocked them all” experience that leaves countless new fans in their wake.
Here they break out, coming as close as ever to matching the intensity and variety of their legendary live shows. With tight four-part harmonies, power the likes of which you’d never expect from acoustic instruments, and songs that combine a world-view that’s equal parts Carter Family and “American Chopper,” Split Lip Rayfield stretches out their one-of-a-kind sound, borrowing from the bluegrass traditions of the hollers and backwoods and making it relevant for the flatlands, cities and backyards of the 21st Century.