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Music: Truth & Salvage Co.

By Reyan Ali · November 1st, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends
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Truth & Salvage Co. serves as the perfect moniker for this Americana and Country outfit, since every element of their name is represented in some way. The key aspect is “Truth” — the primary aim of the five-piece (which features four singers) is to create music steeped in earnestness and authenticity. 

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.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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