By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Energetic Lexington rock trio Sour Cream are back at it, today dropping “Come Again,” the group’s latest single illustrating their transition into more melody-driven compositions. The song will be available on digital platforms on June 2.
While the song shows off a new direction for the band as they sharpen their melodic and vocal chops, the band doesn’t neglect their roots on “Come Again,” which are grounded deeply in sweaty instrumental grooves oozing with rock, jam and blues influences. Longtime fans of Sour Cream need not worry, as the band packs an equal amount of high-flying instrumentals on this tune as they do on prior works, with “Come Again” sure to get your juices flowing enough to make you run through a wall upon listening.
Listen to “Come Again” below.
“Come Again” was recorded at the band’s home studio and is the band’s first release since their self-titled debut took home Album of the Year honors earlier this year at the 2019 edition of the Lexington Music Awards. Sour Cream has plans to release their follow-up to last year’s award-winning effort later this summer. Stay tuned for more details.
Comprised of cousins Harlan Cecil (guitar/vocals) and Jon McGee (drums) along with Colby Grant (bass), the group is steeped in musical tradition, with Cecil’s mother Sherri McGee long being a part of punk rock outfit Velvet Elvis, which captivated Lexington crowds throughout the 1980s. Additionally, Jon McGee’s father Jonny McGee was the drummer for Black Cat Bone and more recently frontman and guitarist for Taildragger. Wrapping up the musical connections is Harlan and Jon’s grandfather Greg Martin, lead guitarist and vocalist for the Kentucky Headhunters.
For more information on Sour Cream listen in to the Feb. 18 episode of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio below, when the group joined me to discuss everything from the Album of the Year victory to their musical influences and upbringing. Additionally, you can keep up-to-date at SourCreamBand.com.
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