Don’t blink. It’s the ending that counts in R&M’s single ‘Flint, El Paso, Dayton – USA’. A change of style and seriousness, the fleeting Americana vibe turns into a grand and wonderful instrumental ambience. And wit it, your appreciation for the tang and sweet, converge with beautiful assertions and magical acceptance.
A purified effervescence, tingle with the air of obviousness and the lurid realities of day-in-the-life. Said R&M: “This is a song about some the atrocities we stand beside each day – hatred’s poison coursing through America…”
Vibes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty tinge in the after-thoughts of this single, as it sets you up for a big fall – a fall in loving estate and majestic allure.
This surreal and impactful music is headed by Garrett Randolph and Brian Mandella. Two singer/songwriters, who knows a thing or two about getting deep into a subject, delectably and artfully, conjoure up a grandstand of innuendos and palpable truths in ‘Flint, El Paso, Dayton – USA’.
It’s a scene stealer of a song.
‘Flint, El Paso, Dayton – USA’ is off of their LP ‘American Spirits’, available now.
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“American Spirits” R&M is very proud to announce our new album titled “American Spirits.” We will be dropping the album digitally next Friday April 17. This record is a collection of songs we have been writing over the past year. We recorded this album during isolation with the Izotope Spire home recorder. This album is an attempt to switch gears, shift perspectives, and usher a journey through our own thoughts and convictions. R&M will visit each one of these American Spirits’ stories in hopes to portray the land through their eyes. It is a two-bird-one-stone type of album, whereby we engage contemporary issues as well as reliving history through music. From the opening wind that sweeps over the “Burial Grounds” to the calming breeze that closes “Saving For A break” – we invite you to ride with us and the wind that carries the American Spirits. Songlist: 1 – Burial Grounds 2 – The Captain 3 – Dead Man’s Lungs 4 – Pawnee Country 5 – Bonnie Blue Flag 6 – Left Along The Cotton Belt 7 – Starting Fires In The Dark 8 – Guardian Angels Gone 9 – Lukah’s War 10 – The Devil's Outside Playin’ Hopscotch With Jane 11 – The Water's All Gone 12 – Song For InaBell 13 – Flint, El Paso, Dayton – USA 14 – Saving For A Break Album cover design: Preston Randolph Cactus Productions – Randolph & Mandella