"An alt-country Americana supergroup of sorts, the Royal Wigs (bassist J. Scott McClintock from the Great Lakes Myth Society; singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Black from Girls Like Cigarettes; drummer Frank Corl from Seldon Plan; singer and guitarist Ralph Rodriguez from Agents of the Sun; and occasionally Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner from Magnolia Electric Co and Jason Molina's band) already had a long and illustrious indie pedigree when they joined forces.
Named after a wig store Black used to walk by in New York City, the band recorded its debut five-song EP at Orion Studios in Baltimore, Maryland; entitled Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues, the EP was released in December of 2012." --Steve Leggett ALLMUSIC GUIDE
"The debut EP from the mercurial, Baltimore-based roots rockers comprising members of Girls Like Cigarettes, the Seldon Plan, Great Lakes Myth Society, Magnolia Electric Co, and Agents of the Sun, the independently released Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues offers up five evocative originals that skillfully blend elements of traditional country (as in Hank and Waylon), heartland alt-rock (Hüsker Dü, The Replacements), local watering hole-approved Americana (Whiskeytown, Son Volt), and road-tested classic rock (Flying Burrito Brothers, The Band) into an intoxicating rust belt-born brew that's drinkable by all, yet tailored to the gypsys, tramps and thieves." --James Christopher Monger ALLMUSIC GUIDE
released 15 December 2012
THE ROYAL WIGS:
Joe Black - Vocals, Guitars
Ralph Rodriguez - Guitars, Vocals
J. Scott McClintock - Electric Bass Guitar
Frank Corl - Drums
Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner - Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, Slide Bass on "It's Over Now."
COSMIC AMERICAN HEARTTHROB BLUES:
Produced by Joe Black, Pedro Aida, and Mike Potter
Recorded by Mike Potter at ORION STUDIOS, BALTIMORE, MD
Mixed by Pedro Aida at DETACHED SOUND, RICHMOND, VA
Lap and Pedal Steel recorded by Mike Brenner in Philadelphia
Cover Art/Photography: Paul Van Katwijk.
Models: Moishe Cohen and Christie Tan.
Pictures taken at Burning Man 2012, all rights reserved.
All Music/Lyrics Joe Black (C) (P) 2012
Published by "Joe Black is Dead Music" BMI All Rights Reserved
All music arrangements: Black, Rodriguez, McClintock, Corl.
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