If Big Timber play in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, do they still make the same classic rock with post-punk, indie pop, and folk sounds? If their album Alma is any indication, the answer is yes (though we doubt these guys would have any trouble drawing a crowd to the woods if that was their desired venue). The four former punk-band members from Denver decided to branch out and explore their other musical influences, and found roots as diverse as the Kinks, Elvis Costello, and Uncle Tupelo. "Stained with Wine" boasts plumy notes building on bouncy drums, goes down with a smoky finish, and has just a peppering of existentialism: "I heard word somewhere between delivery and a hearse / We might get the chance to smell some pine / Or kiss some lips that are stained with wine." Big Timber's full-length debut, Alma, stands tall on the Not Bad Records label.
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