Tyler Ramsey – New Lost Ages

Alt-country has evolved from a sub-genre where two otherwise unrelated genres cross, into its own full-fledged style. ...
Tyler Ramsey : New Lost Ages
7.9 Soundly
2024 
Tyler Ramsey : New Lost Ages

Alt-country has evolved from a sub-genre where two otherwise unrelated genres cross, into its own full-fledged style. There are the throwbacks, from indie-folksy to indie-outlaws (R.I.P., Mojo Nixon), to the more modern purveyors such as Tyler Ramsey. That modern alt-country comes out clearly on his latest, New Lost Ages.

Ranging in emotion from the sad elegy “Fire (For Neal Casal)” to the hope in opener “These Ghosts”, it is the hope that wins out on songs like “Ghosts” and “You Should Come Over”. But there is also the relax/resign of the title track, sad twang “Where Were You”, and wistfulness for the youth of yore, “We Were a Small Town”.

There are many names in alt-country these days, from Wilco on down (including Ramsey’s old band, Band of Horses, which his new album does bear an understandable resemblance to). So, dive in with Tyler Ramsey in these New Lost Ages.

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