An eternal warning against slick, sweet talkers and flatterers, “MUCK!” is an admonition wrapped up in a bow. Amidst lines like “Where do you think he learned to kiss? You better wipe those lips,” and “Baby his love won’t put a roof over your head” is a mix of surf rock guitar and Americana sing along style. The honesty is evident in the lyrics, and the vocal performances live up to expectations. Swampmeat Family Band, a relatively small group out of Birmingham, UK, delivers a formidable album that deserves to be heard.
Release date: June 5, 2020
Similar artist(s): Neal Francis, The Avett Brothers
Top tracks: Foggy Notion, I Hope I’m Wrong, If You Want Me To