Pinkeye d’Gekko

Dry Clothes for the Drowning

Following their excellent album, Rhythm & Westrn, Pinkeye d’Gekko (don’t you just love that name?) are back with a new album.

Following the same general guidelines as its predecessor (they are the same band, after all), Dry Clothes for the Drowning is a departure for the band. This album has much less Country influences than the previous and is, overall, a better disk.

As I did really enjoy the previous one, I enjoyed this one a lot more. Which is not to say that you shouldn’t get Rhythm & Western. This one talks to me much more. As I mentioned before, they should be on the radio and even more now; there is not a weak moment on the album.

My favorite track is Listen In Love which has that unmistakable sound of a song you’ve been hearing for years, a song I’m sure just about everyone would like.

Kudos for the boys in the band and, once again, all hopes of a bright future.

Rhythm & Westrn

With a name like Pinkeye d’Gekko, you have to expect something strange. They don’t let us down. However, strange can also be good, as is this case.

Don’t let the title mislead you, there’s not a lot of western on this album. Just Country Heir. The label mentions “Americana”, I find that also misleading. The sound is, at least at times, very European. Like Inside Job and The Ballad of Pinkeye d’Gekko and a few others which are very Beatles-esque with a strong World Party flavour.

Honestly, I wouldn’t know in what specific genre to file this album. Maybe under “Very Good?” Whatever they wish to call their genre, this is certainly a band with a future in radio. I don’t see why they shouldn’t be on the air as much as so many less talented and less original bands.

I predict a bright future for the band. One thing’s for sure: you won’t forget that name…