Something Else! sneak peek: Kevn Kinney and the Golden Palominos, "Challenge" (2012)

Check out an advance track from the forthcoming collaboration between Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ n Cryin’ and Anton Fier of the Golden Palominos, Feelies and Bob Mould band. “Change” is part of A Good Country Mile, to be released by Almost Loaded Records and distributed by Redeye on February 21.

This is Kinney’s first new solo effort since 2004′s Sun Tangled Angel Revival, and the first time Fier has attached the Golden Palominos name to a recording since 1996′s Dead Inside. Download “Challenge” here; the link is good through February 10.

Reportedly conceived over the course of many jam sessions in “a cigarette smoke-shrouded, coffee-splattered East Village rehearsal space, as well as a 75-week-long club residency,” A Good Country Mile includes new Kinney
originals, takes on some longtime favorites by other songwriters, and a handful of fresh readings of vintage Kevn and Drivn’ n Cryin’ songs. The basic tracks were recorded at Martin Bisi’s BC Studio in Brooklyn, and overdubs and mixing followed at One East Recording with Fier producing.

Formed in 1985 in Atlanta, Drivn’ n Cryin’s first album for Island, 1988′s Whisper Tames The Lion, was produced by Fier. The album peaked at No. 130, and saw widespread college radio airplay for “Can’t Promise You The World” and “Powerhouse.” 1991′s Fly Me Courageous was certified gold. Meanwhile, the Golden Palominos released their first album in 1983, and later famously collaborated with with Syd Straw as primary vocalist in 1986. Aside from Fier, the Palominos membership often shifted, with only bassist Bill Laswell and guitarist Nicky Skopelitis appearing on every album.

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