Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings Love Song To Myself

From out amongst the cut-out bins of America comes this worthy find of power pop in the spirit of the Shoes, Marshall Crenshaw and Rockpile era Nick Lowe. It's all here - lush harmonies, perky power chords, served up in short, concise order. Clevenger was raised in LA and weaned on George Jones, Hank Williams, Tom Petty and the Beatles - artists that have trained him in the art of country and pop. He offers superb lead vocals and working on an 8-track Tascam from his bedroom, Clevenger released an indie to rave reviews before forming the Dairy Kings in '96. This marriage of pop and country led to a debut CD in '97 (The Man With The X-Ray Eyes) followed by Love Songs To Myself in '99. Involvement in several tribute compilations (Badfinger, Gene Clark, Paul McCartney) have upped their profile along side appearances with larger acts, including Dwight Twilley and Aimee Mann. Call them a deserving cult band waiting to happen, but call them. They deliver solid hooks, a barn full of fun and serve as the perfect bridge between your country and rock party favourites. (Permanent Press)