What we're listening to: Crooks
What we're listening to: CrooksApril 9, 2012
One of the most buzzed about bands from the recent SXSW conference in Austin, is the city’s own Crooks. The band’s sound is definitely country, but this isn’t the Nashville sugar n’ gloss country. They take the lonesome, haunting sounds of Hank Williams Sr. and put their own dusty, rough-and-tumble spin on it.
Their latest album The Rain Will Come comes out on May 15, but in the meantime, the band has given G&G an exclusive song, “One Way to Live” to stream.
>Click here to listen to “One Way To Live”
“’One Way to Live’ is a moody song about accepting and reveling in this lifestyle. If you’re gonna do it, you might as well do it right. This song is from the perspective of us as a band, going in and out of these places,” says Crooks frontman Josh Mazour about the song’s inspiration.
“There are a lot of places where the walls block out the sun—where they help you to forget the things you should have done…or shouldn’t have. Right or wrong, there are people who rely on those places. I don’t know that I’m one of those people, but I am comfortable drinking with them all day long.”