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Pittsburgh Current Record Review: Bindley Hardware Co., ‘Solitaire’

By March 31, 2020 No Comments

Bindley Hardware, Pittsburgh

By Charlie Deitch
Pittsburgh Current Editor
charlie@pittsburghcurrent.com

BINDLEY HARDWARE CO.
Solitaire
[Misra] www.bindleyhardwareco.com

Most of the time, you think of the term “Traditional Country Music” as a description of a certain kind of sound, a composition. But the phrase can also refer to a theme. And there is no concept more traditional in country music than loneliness. On this new EP, John Bindley and the boys have created a sound that is rooted in that old country tradition and assembled a collection of songs so sincere and emotional that it could make you feel alone in a room full of friends. It’s important though, not to get too caught up on that word, “traditional” with this record. The music here feels modern, a new spin on an old trope. John Bindley has created a haunting trio of tunes, “Future Tripping,” “Lonely Ride,” and “The Truth.” The steel guitar is on display across the record and combined with Bindley’s vocals will make you nostalgic for a heartbreak. Imagine if Luke Bell, Chris Isaak and Neil Young were in a throuple. Solitaire would be their love child.

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