Yarnâ€™s latest, Almost Home, is perhaps the most melancholy album the band has recorded, but itâ€™s also the most rocking. Songs about women, whiskey, and all that comes with love and liquor abound here.
From the opening riffs of â€œDirt Road,â€ about a drifter looking for something to cling to or hold, to the sobering, â€œTired of Everything,â€ Yarn sound collectively strong yet cynical of the weariness of the world.
Listening to Almost Home will make you think that thereâ€™s no way these boys reside in Brooklyn. Its is much more southern and invokes all the best elements of standard Nashville alt-country mixed with Drive-By Truckers grit.
There are many different flavors here. â€œDesperate Amyâ€ has a bluegrassy mandolin break amidst what could be considered a typical country tune.Â â€œHeart Worth Breakingâ€ contains saloon-style barroom piano, and album closer â€œFussinâ€™ and Fightinâ€™â€ has a cocaine refrain.
No matter what you like in your booze music, Yarn has you covered on this one.
Almost Home is out now.