Engineer Man (Single)

by The Young Sinclairs

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"Pristine, pulsing guitar hooks and clean, wispy vocals fill these grooves, together giving off a sunny, jangly flare through both sides of the 7″. “Engineer Man” comes centered around a splitting guitar solo, punching on through with spring-loaded guitar twangs and rolling drums. B-side track “Problems” guides us with plucked guitars, sounding almost harp-like against fluttering vocals and cooing backdrops. It’s strengthened by wonky bass lines and a glinting tambourine shimmer, sealing up this breezy folk-pop nugget with all the crucial details." -The Styrofoam Drone

"Full of harmonies and guitars that jangle exactly the way you want them to, you could close your eyes and swear you were in 1967. ‘Engineer Man’ is a top track - pure power-pop. It drives beautifully, the drums hammered to perfection all the way through behind the melody that you come to expect from The Young Sinclairs when familiarised with the rest of their work.
‘Problems’ is equally impressive. Softer and more melodic, the vocals float on top of a jangled arrangement of guitars that hit that wondrous spot inside we all want touched when we lend our ears to a band."
-The Roomshaker

"These are prime jangle-pop cuts that stand up to some of the best that 1967 had to throw at us. The sound is part Byrds, part Beatles, part Nuggets compilation and a dose of early The Who for added powerpop force. It's not namby-pamby pop, it's powerpop, and 'Engineer Man' leads the way with delicious harmonies, crisp guitars and octopus-armed drumming; dislike it at your peril, this is timeless stuff. On the flip, 'Problems' delivers another flash of sunkissed psych-pop along similar lines, although toned-down just a touch. It's impossible not to think of The Byrds debut album which was instrumental (no pun intended) in setting the scene for the bands that would follow a couple of years on. The Young Sinclairs have nailed it here."
-The Sound Of Confusion


released June 10, 2013

All songs written and performed by Sam Lunsford
Engineered and mixed by Joe Lunsford & Sam Lunsford at The Mystic Fortress, Roanoke, VA



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Founded in 2005, a fully-functional analog recording studio and D.I.Y. record label located in Roanoke, VA. Home to a talented artist collective formerly known as The Magic Twig Community. The recording studio is operated by brothers Sam & Joe Lunsford and John Thompson, and has always retained a unique signature sound spanning any number of musical genres. Feast your ears on the magic. ... more

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