Pulpit Supply releases debut album: Father’s Day
Now available at Amazon, iTunes, and Napster.
“Ragged, sloppy… and fabulous.” — by BridgeTone Music
“Raw, unrehearsed, at times dragging, other times out of control — if you have to have your roadhouse music served up without missed notes, ruffled feathers, singers off cue, telephones ringing, and painful moments that make you wince, then these songs are not for you. But if your life goes like that sometimes, has its share of letdowns, sadness, and nice surprises, then listen to this album three times and tell me Pulpit Supply is not worth the wait.
“According to pulpitsupply.info they hole up for a week each year with guitars, an outdoor grill, beer and cigars, and a year’s worth of joy and frustration. Then they turn on the tape recorder and let it rip. FATHER’S DAY is about all that — neighborhoods, fatherhood, and the falsehoods we pretend to be — connections that, as they suggest. “know us more than we can tell, like gifts from our Dad we can’t deal with.”
“Listen to a few samples. If you don’t like it well enough to get the whole album, there’s plenty of over-processed cheese in the world to keep you from enjoying the real thing.”
— Don Russell, at BridgeTone Music
“Thoughtful. Spontaneous. Exactly what I needed to hear,” November 15, 2010
By Michael Maison (Lost Mine Mountain) –
Listen, and one has the sense (if their website is also to be believed), these songs are totally spontaneous, uncrafted, stream-of-consciousness recordings at an annual reunion. Maybe so.
It doesn’t hurt or diminish the overall effect: people struggling, trying to make progress, things going wrong.
But a lot of things go right: a solid Stu/Stick back-beat; mandolin and guitars supporting singers trying to tell a story — even if they can’t quite get it out, or we can’t hear or make sense of what is said on the first listen. Regardless, twenty years of playing together, well-acquainted with their own journeys and habits, helps these songs come off completely cooked — ready to compete with anything you need a collection of songs to do.
But it won’t be pigeonholed, I’ll agree with one of the songwriters on this point. I wouldn’t call this rock music, or country music, either. If there are corny moments, (there are), they go ahead and enjoy the corny moments. Mostly I find it to be painful. It’s not clear what the pain is about, (probably being a Father), but that makes it all the more helpful for me. Finally, it is joyous. So I’d call this gospel music. But that doesn’t really begin to describe it either.
Thank you, Pulpit Supply. Way to go. Write us another long letter when you get the chance.
I’ll be waiting to hear it,
— Michael Maison, Lost Mine Studios