New Jersey's C.R. and the Degenerates released their latest full-length, Salt of The Earth in June of this year. All of the collection’s ten songs were written by front man C.R. Gennone and offer a “window seat through life's strangest and most glorious adventures” via a soundtrack that merges alt-country, rock, folk and more often recalling Tom Petty, Uncle Tupelo and more.
C.R. and his Degenerates - James Abbott (guitar, lap steel), Keith Williams (bass, guitar on "Sandpaper"), Max Rauch (drums, bass, tambourine, vocals, guitar on "Sandpaper"), Cameron Smith (banjo, mandolin) and Harrison Bieth (keys) kick things off with the alt-rock inspired “Edge of Hell, Kansas City” that segues seamlessly into the harmonica-laden, jangly pop of “Iron Curtain” and the guitar driven “Pink Slippin.”
The album also includes the somber “Western Upholstery Supply,” the gritty and raucous title track and the folk-leaning “Georgia Guarantee” before closing out with “Sandpaper” (which reminds one of a subdued New Order) and the atmospheric, “Louder Than Words.” For more information visit here.