E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier | Americana Motel

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Americana Motel

by E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier

Stories of beat up desert cowboys, longed for road signs, burning embers and a tragic songwriter poet… Beats ranging from straight old school 2 step Country and Cosmic Americana to Punk… Flavored with an original sound the band calls Western Gothic.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Headin' for a Wreck
E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier
3:35 $0.99
2. State Trooper
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5:23 $0.99
3. Bluebirds
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3:42 $0.99
4. Americana Motel
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3:19 $0.99
5. Townes
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4:36 $0.99
6. Little Blue House
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4:29 $0.99
7. Sparks Fly
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4:32 $0.99
8. Lightning
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4:56 $0.99
9. Look for Me
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4:58 $0.99
10. Matchbooks
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3:20 $0.99
11. Follow Your Heart
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4:52 $0.99
12. Who Luvs You
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2:33 $0.99
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James Sullivan, Rolling Stone Magazine

Bands to Watch from Santa Fe
Local favorite Wild Frontier have been compared to "Joni Mitchell's long-lost sister backed by a haunting Western band."
Their recent album Americana Motel features the spaghetti Western-style title track and a New Mexico-centric reworking of Bruce Springsteen's "State Trooper."

Katherine Webb

I love LOVE this new album!
I am finding it quite addictive and yes, State Trooper is quite a song.
This album will grab you and bring you to some wonderful places within you.

Janet Goodman

E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier – Americana Motel
“A sonic rodeo of original Americana, Alt Country Twang, old school Rock ‘n’ Roll and Spaghetti Western,” is how E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier’s music is described on the band’s publicity one-sheet; a “Western Gothic” sound. This Albuquerque quartet was curiously born of a Craig’s List advertisement, and their latest album “Americana Motel” is an equally curious gathering of twelve songs, eleven of which are penned by Herr.
With the first few notes, a distinctive vibrato comes at their listener, and Herr’s poetic lyrics serve to set a mood, and serve her well when they tell a story. On the lonesome, western rock title track, she is on the road looking for a place to spend the night, while “So many dreams shake my faith/So many thoughts ride my mind.” Romantic and soulful “Bluebirds” floats on pedal steel, and a haunting arrangement with locomotive percussion backs the singer on “Townes” where she observes, “Hey look, one more silver dollar/Shining so bright/On the cold hard ground.”
There’s a Springsteen cover (“State Trooper’) and a half-sung in Spanish, south-of-the-border “Sparks Fly;” in poignant gem “Little Blue House” she says all that’s left of a relationship has got a “for sale sign” out in front of it, and “Look For Me” is dead-on honest about the futility of loving someone with an alcohol problem. Cool surprise wrap up of the record is catchy, spunky rocker “Who Luvs You,” where Herr confesses: “I talk to myself as if someone’s listening/…Just pipe down…there’s no need to shout.”