T&SC’s school of sound is nothing innovative — the source of their languid, genial rhythms is decades-old (though they add few distinctive flourishes) — so they substitute creativity for genial honesty.
The lyrics of “Welcome to LA,” a song especially pertinent to these Los Angeles transplants, exemplifies this: “Hold onto your country hat/Leave your boots by the back porch step/Open the door/Grandma would say/She would say/‘Work hard and keep your smile’/But leave the rest to be/Open your heart/Welcome to LA.”
The band has emphasized this relatable quality in interviews.
Truth & Salvage Co. plays 20th Century Theatre Wednesday. Go here to read Reyan Ali's full Sound Advice.