White Mahatma | The Sonoramic Commando

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The Sonoramic Commando

by White Mahatma

Mordant tales of grim wit, these loose and jangly tunes rattle and lurch like a bone cart driven recklessly down a darkened road. carnival organs blend with slide banjo and the demented squall of electric guitars, as a failed jazz drummer pounds tom toms
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Buford Tenn
2:39 album only
2. Don't Despair
3:29 album only
3. Pink Casita
2:28 album only
4. The Delmontaire
5:26 album only
5. Pretty Day
4:27 album only
6. Going to the Poconos
3:20 album only
7. Half a Dram
2:36 album only
8. Touch Me Like I Like
3:52 album only
9. Wretched Perfect Girl
3:16 album only
10. Evengelina
4:52 album only
11. Arabian Radiation
2:43 album only
12. Wreckage of the Hudson
4:08 album only
13. Let It Loose
6:23 album only


Album Notes
The White Mahatma sings of aimless travel, doomed love, gin-fueled optimism, ragged beauty and the desperate need for redemption in a world of tumult. His lyrics are humorous and gallows-bleak, informed as much by poets T.S Eliot and John Berryman as by bad television, industrial decay and the fading roadside culture of 1950's America.

Distorted guitars snarl out of the smoke, analog electronic noise crystallizes into carnival organ, only to dissolve again into abstract and chaotic bleeps and phasings. Melodies careen and shuffle, congas thump and tom toms boom, as apocalyptic visions fold in upon themselves, and surprisingly reemerge as countrified rhythms seasoned with banjo and feedback.

White Mahatma's cambered, jig-saw tunes depict lost nights in threadbare motels, dazed and medicated drifters stranded in broken cars, the fleeting comfort of weekday matinees and shopping mall bars.

Untidy rooms echo with the endless ring of a telephone. Perfumed letters sit locked away in a drawer by the bed, along with the revolver, the whiskey, the dog-eared street map of New Orleans. Dreams are always thirsty, and the devil roams the back roads in a rusting Buick Skylark.

This is music to play late at night, when you're drunk on the floor and everyone's gone home. Or almost everyone.



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ellie lindhjem

super cool, new, and fresh- like a breath of fresh air.
i was really needing some new music with a good, positive vibe and was very pleased with The Sonoramic Commando. Leaves me pensive and refreshed every time i listen to it.

Nicky P

Epic. Like Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain combined.
The music on this CD flows seamlessly and commands your intellect and attention. It makes you think in a good way. White Mahatma, come to your ol' stompin' ground in Maine and play!!