VIA CHRIS MARTIN, ATLANTA MUSIC EXAMINER
"Not much beats good old Southern rock and Todd Farrell is part of the new breed of Southern rockers that are lighting up ears all over the South. His debut album Where Fake Cowboys Go To Drink is a collection of tunes about heartbreak, loneliness and bad decisions. Yes the subject matter is a constant in music, but Farrell’s lyrics, rowdy guitars and vocal delivery that ranges from smooth & melodic to loud & aggressive (think punk rock) make his tunes stand out. On “Black Lab (Dog Day)” he takes a look at getting older. Friends have settled down, are getting married, starting families and leaving him alone. Touching on the subject of relationships, Ferrell goes about that a bit differently. The song “Take It Slow” details a series of poor relationship decisions leading to thoughts of taking things slow in the future and on “Ain’t My Year” he questions a woman’s choice to be in his life. Heart break is a recurring theme, more so on these three tracks than the rest of the record. “Pocket Full Of Rainchecks” delves into rejection, while “Hey Julie” and “Amanda, I’m Sorry” deal with breaking someone’s heart, one being remorseful, the other not so much. Todd Farrell is a talented singer/songwriter and in an environment where TV shows and media conglomerates mass produce singers like a copy machine, it is refreshing to listen to new original music like his."
released May 29, 2012
All words and music by Todd Farrell. Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, piano, BS, and other noise performed by Todd Farrell. Engineered and mixed by Todd Farrell. Produced by Todd Farrell. Mastered by Jason Kyle Saitveit. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Arcade Studios, Kingston Springs, TN.
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