Nicole Storto and Paul Knowles, together known as Mars Arizona, are a rootsy singer-songerwriter duo who fuse elements of rockabilly and folk to form a new breed of
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Continuing in the tradition of their previous two releases, Mars Arizona found an eclectic mix of cover songs to sweetly compliment their original material. While T Rex may barely recognize his “By the Light of the Magical Moon,” it’s highly unlikely that Loretta Lynn could have ever conceived of this type of “Blue Kentucky Girl.” The best of the borrowed materials found on this disc can be heard on Neil Young’s classic “Time Fades Away.”
Hello Cruel World is out January 22 on Big Barn Records.