The Grails hail from Portland, Oregon. “Dead Vine Blues” sounds nothing like Portland. It’s an instrumental track that hints at the Old West, but mixes in a considerable amount of Eastern mysticism. It would be like Jackie Chan in a Western movie, if Jackie Chan didn’t do kung-fu, and instead of making jokes with Owen Wilson, he was on a journey of spiritual awakening. In other words, it’s nothing like Shanghai Noon.
MP3:The Grails – Dead Vine Blues
Burning Off The Impurities, the latest from The Grails will be out April 24th on Temporary Residence. I usually like to give credit where it’s due, but for the life of me, I can’t remember where I first heard this track. So thanks to whoever you are for covering The Grails on your blog, website, or what have you. You’re awesome.