Drew Grow & The Pastors' Wives (1 Albums, 1 Tracks)
- Andrew Grow
- Jeremiah Hayden
- Seth Schaper
- Kris Doty
The music on the band's self-titled LP (released on their own Amigo/Amiga label) shares the influence of many current indie artists, but carries with much more meat and gristle to chew on. It feels like it was molded after a long life of ups and downs, all set a soundtrack of the curlicued songwriting of Bob Dylan, the drowsy despair of Bill Callahan/Smog, and a thick stack of dusty Motown and Stax 45s.
There's a spiritual side to Grow's work here as well, pulled from what sounds like a life bruised by growing up in a Christian household. Songs like "Hook" and "Bootstraps" carry with them the imagery of the religious life, but aren't weighed down by it. When Grow sings, "I'm born again!", the conviction he imbues that sentiment with is undeniable