What you're looking at here is the cover for Desgraciados, the debut album by Madisons (artwork by Sergio A. Soto). If you've had a gander at this blog before, you may already be aware that I love Madisons with an almost embarrassing intensity. Like those women in their forties who still obsess over Twilight, you'd think there was something wrong with me.
I have had the pleasure of shooting Madisons time and time again. For those who don't know, they are an Austin band in the indie-folk / folk-rock genre. The members of their seemingly ever-expanding lineup play a multitude of instruments, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, violin, banjo, pedal steel, trumpet, harmonica and all kinds of percussion (including a washboard and a home-made stomp-box). And I've said it before and I'll say it again, frontman Dominic Solis has one sexy, sexy voice.
"How can I get my hands on this wonderful new album?" you ask? Well, as it turns out, very easily. If you go here, you can stream and/or download the whole thing for free. For free! To new or casual listeners, I would recommend checking out opening track "Sweetwater," the crowd pleasing live favorite "Hold," or the closing track "Flying Car," which you can also listen to below. Featuring vocals over just an acoustic guitar and violin, it's certainly their most mellow song (it's never included in their raucous live shows), but it's pretty gorgeous and definitely worth a listen.