Fort Collins, CO
Owing their sound to the dual influences of Americana roots rock and gritty, bearded punk, Arliss Nancy formed in 2007 in Fort Collins, Colorado. From the outset, singer-songwriter Cory Call seemed to excel at juxtaposing the simplicity of the classic American blue-collar songwriter with the subtlety and nuance of a well-read, withdrawn poet. Now, with nearly 5 years, 2 full length albums and 2 EPs under their belt, that dichotomy is as persistent as ever with the introduction of bassist Kyle Oppold as half the songwriting force behind Arliss Nancy's Suburban Home Records debut, Simple Machines. The record will be immediately palatable to fans of alt-country mainstays like Lucero and Two Cow Garage, but the discerning ear will hear hints of a wide array of influences from the dingy gravel of Midwestern pop punk to the whimsical balladry of Bruce Springsteen. Arliss Nancy's sound is a triumph of contrasts, and they aim to prove it with Simple Machines.