Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, ‘I’ve Been Accused’ – Song Review
The fact that the latest album from Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons is named 'Old Believers' seems about right -- they've been churning out folksy, indie-tinged Americana since well before bands like Bon Iver and Mumford and Sons made the genre en vogue again. Chisel and his Sons have yet to achieve the breakthrough success those bands have enjoyed recently, but the disc's new single, 'I've Been Accused,' seems primed to change that.
Not that the band sounds just like those aforementioned acts -- Chisel and his backers definitely have their own version of the Americana vibe, with a mix of blues, gospel and classic rock that Raconteurs star Brendan Benson helps extract in the role of producer.
“We had such a common language in the way we attacked music-making," Chisel says of working with Benson, who also helped write, arrange and record Cory's 2009 disc, 'Death Won't Send a Letter.' "Brendan is really great at bringing direction and bringing something out of me that is almost indescribable. He’s also the guy who can get behind the boards and pull it off.”
Exactly what he pulls off is in the ear of the beholder, but we think it's time more ears seek out Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons. It may not be the most original game around, but there's worse things to be accused of than that.
Listen to Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, 'I've Been Accused'