Pink Colored Vinyl Reissue To Benefit Fourth Annual Ten Bands One Cause
Ten Bands re-issue their albums on pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the 4th year for the initiative that has raised funds for Gilda's Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 43 in 1989. 2017's pink vinyl releases come from Metallica, Mastodon, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Lord Huron, Dustin Kensrue, Lucinda Williams, Four Year Strong, Blue October and GWAR.
It's a rare singer/songwriter that can credibly display dual sides of his musical personality - one who can quite thoroughly and convincingly operate in opposite realms of popular music. With his 2007 solo debut Please Come Home, Dustin Kensrue joined those elite musical ranks. Known primarily as the focal point of Thrice - a respected, conscious underground sensation, lauded for its virtuosity, power and creativity - Please Come Home changed all that. With this batch of soul-searching acoustic songs, which range from the dark, philosophical and introspective to the tender, Kensrue snared listeners more in tune with the work of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Ryan Adams.
Built atop slabs of wisdom and hope, the songs meander from the lighter sounds of Ben Harper to the darker, more reflective music of Bright Eyes. At times awash in organ swirls and harmonica blasts, the LP's 8 songs are inhabited by sinners and saviors and we see this in "Blood and Wine." In "Pistol" we find men who are morally confused and utterly lost, and hard-headed women whose love is like a rudder. Chock-full of warmth and introspection, its songs are thoughtful and hardly light. In slow-burning ballads or fast-moving strummers, he splays himself open, unafraid to leave himself emotionally naked.