Luther Russell has been releasing great records since 1991. At least that is what I’ve heard. Truthfully, until recently I’d never heard of him, but now that I have I can’t imagine how he flew under my radar before. Based on the material I’ve now heard, I can say Russell is a mature, thoughtful and skilled musician whittling out trembling, furious stripped down rock n’ roll. And that is what inspires me (and others) to obsess over music – the knowledge that there is always some phenomenal music hovering out there that just hasn’t flown into my orbit yet. Russell’s latest offering is the 6-track Motorbike EP due out on March 15 from Wool Recordings. The tracks on Motorbike are all recordings scheduled for release on a upcoming double album titled “Invisible Audience.” The video featured above is for the title track from the EP and is an enticing preview of what to expect from the album. Russell spins out a tense acoustic-guitar based melody and warm, wood-hewn vocals that manage to simultaneously call to mind both Elliott Smith and Kurt Cobain. You have to admit that sounds pretty awesome, right? Check it out.
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