Zach and the Red Wagon are Learning to Drown
Here’s a band many of you will enjoy, though they haven’t made it out of South Carolina much, if at all, yet. Zach Seibert and the backing band he’s dubbed “The Red Wagon” play a loping, rhythmic brand of alt-country that’s set apart by his sometimes brutally honest, emotionally charged lyrics.
The fact that on his debut Learning To Drown Seibert chose to cover a Warren Zevon song (“Play it All Night Long”) should tell you that his is not a pretty voice but one full of character and grit, and more than a little southern drawl.
Musically, the album boasts banjo and Hammond organ textures atop the standard guitar-bass-drums lineup, giving the more rambunctious tunes a spacious sound that recalls “16 Days”-era Whiskeytown, tuneful and hook-filled in a way that almost compels one to sing along.
Check out songs from Zach and the Red Wagon at www.myspace.com/zachandtheredwagon