http://twfps.com/). The band has released a number of songs over the past year and some are posted on Soundcloud for free download (http://soundcloud.com/kingsoflowertown). They have a very unique lo-fi sound that is derived from a Portastudio 4 track to cassette device that was popularized during the early eighties, well before digital recording. Bruce Springsteen actually recorded his album, Nebraska, with one of them. Mackey also uses some very vintage instruments during the recordings as well. You'll find their singles on Soundcloud to range in style from 60's garage rock, to early eighties melodic post punk akin to Husker Du. They even cover a R.E.M. track in tribute to that band's recent retirement. However, the track featured here entitled, South Mountain, is a departure from the aforementioned descriptions. It has more of a Drive By Truckers, gritty appeal to it. It's a great tune by a very dynamic new band worth keeping an eye on. You can keep track of The Kings Of Lowertown at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kings-of-Lowertown/. Mackey appears to be content with not selling his music at the moment but rather circulating it. The band does play the odd show when they aren't recording but you may have more luck catching them live if you live in or near Ottawa. As mentioned earlier, you can access the band's music from the Soundcloud link above. Thanks for reading and enjoy!