“Sun Don’t Shine So Bright” EP
1. Slithering By (A Stroll Through Town)
2. Yellow Belly
3. Blessing of Collections
4. When Berkley Dips His Love In My Heart
5. My Yemini Baby Got Killed By A Predator Drone
6. Green River Valley
Sun Don’t Shine So Bright is the long anticipated follow up EP to Plateau Below’s critically lauded 2014 debut album, Still Paradise.
Where Still Paradise was a carefully constructed song-cycle,thematically cohesive with individual cuts bleeding into and through each other, Sun Don’t Shine So Bright is an eccentric collage of wild ideas and genre experimentation. From “Predator Drone,” a jaunty honky-tonk indictment of modern warfare, to the somber acoustic ballad, “Green River Valley,” Plateau Below aren’t afraid to display their range.
One connecting thread throughout the EP is songwriter Logan Carithers‘ sardonic perspective on Americana. Raised in Boonville, IN (pop. 6164), Carithers’ lyrics showcase his conflicted, Joycean relationship with the bible-belt values pervasive throughout the rural Midwest.
“…Rich warmness so palpable in their work shines through again here, the soft glow of the instrumentation meeting Logan Carithers’ swooning voice like a patchwork that was always meant to come together” – GoldFlakePaint (link)
Out August 4th, 2017 on cassette and digitally.