Old Time Machine - Old Time Machine (File Under: Music)
Joining labelmates Dan Mangan and Kathryn Calder, Whitehorse’s Old Time Machine is another strong addition to the FU:M roster. With Ryan McNally on banjo, mandolin and ukulele and Kyle Cashen on vintage electronics, the “duo of one-man bands” works dreamy folk to perfection. Bringing in junkyard blues and melodic tones, tracks have that creaky, well-worn feel, but with a modern touch of drum machine loops and haunting effects. McNally has the type of whiskey-soaked vocals that match such sombre banjo-driven songs as Mountain Shack and Feel So Cold. Tearing Me Down’s sweetly textured acoustics over a tide of chattering percussion make for one seriously infectious jam. I suspect that Old Time Machine is a name that many will soon be familiar with.
Old Time Machine plays Pop Soda’s on May 12