Froglix welcomes Georgia’s Fried Goat to the broadcast with a few select cuts off their latest album. Bon Appetit is a feast of southern inspired flava that mixes healthy portions of americana, folk and southern rock with a dash of blues and a pinch of country twang thrown in for good measure. “Maybe Today” starts off a little Neil Young-esque…but only for a second, I promise. As soon as the hook kicks in with “Maybe today the clouds will fade away” it’s accompanied by a subtle harmony that makes it all Fried Goat. The jump to double time for the guitar solo was nice juxtaposition and really makes the wailing sound of the guitar stand out quite nicely. “Misery is Optional” and “Henry” are notable tracks as well and further capture the essence of the band’s core sound. However, the most interesting track was “Bulgarian Rhapsody.” This particular song is a complete departure from the rest of the album but as the “what were they thinking” moment passed, I really came to appreciate this particular tune. I have no idea what they lyrics are but they sound good and fit nicely with the edgy bulgarian folk thang these cats are throwing down. The performance is solid and their crisp sound resonates with a warm sense of reality that is completely genuine.
If your ears have a hankering from some southern type comfort food this summer…get yourself some Fried Goat!