Bo and the Locomotive – ‘Everything Was Wild’ LP


As hinted by the fantastic, synth-tinged rocker “Heart” in August, Bo and the Locomotive‘s newly released album impresses with a range of wholly melodic tracks. The St. Louis-based artist shows well throughout Everything Was Wild, released today. From chugging suaveness in the Americana vein, like “Cry,” to peppier hook-filled efforts like “Heart” and “Modern Men,” the album impresses from start to finish. Among the highlights, “Modern Men” evolves from patiently evolving guitars into textural beauty, with a shoegaze-y glow in the clamoring guitars and backing key-laden illumination. Closer “Forever” is another standout, with a bursting sound led by a brisk rhythm section and spirited vocals. This self-produced, self-recorded effort is a surefire accomplishment from Bo and the Locomotive.

Stream these tracks and the rest of the album in full below:

“Modern Men” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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