Best of 2012 – #2
Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home)
Like any good yarn spun in a dive bar off the beaten path on a Tuesday night, the lived-it/lived-in lifestyle detailed in Arliss Nancy’s Simple Machines delivers nothing but the honest truth. From the album’s opening line (“Well, I don’t believe that we have been properly introduced” – The Crease) to the last song’s final mutter (“I’m already far gone” – The Carry), the booze-soaked lyrics and hard-chugging vibe continue throughout Simple Machines from start to finish. Moving beyond the past and the missed opportunities documented on Simple Machines, Arliss Nancy throws caution to the wind and revels like there is no tomorrow.