Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tobacco: One Hundred Cigarettes

U.S. Rail: One Hundred Cigarettes


U.S. Rail were a local New Brunswick, N.J. band from the early Aughts. I never had the chance to see them live, but I became friendly with one of the guys just before the band fell apart. They described their sound as "folk punk for punk folk", but I think "lo-fi indie rock, with occasional folkie touches" is more accurate. Either way, they came up with a clutch of short, catchy songs on their only album, as the banjo-powered "One Hundred Cigarettes" shows.

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