Here’s another straight-up rock jam from Funny/Not Funny Records, that little analog label with a lot of Southern charm. Ben Schlabach‘s music has the same earthy feel as label header Matt Leech‘s does… it’s a refreshing sound to my Northern ears. The picture for Schlabach‘s 7″ pretty much epitomizes what life may feel like down there… You dress up because you’re respectful, it’s hot but you’re ok because there are plenty of shade trees, you keep a beard because that’s just what you do.

“Comes In Nines” is a rollicking church stomper. Schlabach’s begging, “We’re ready to listen this time!”, is not for repentance. He’s asking his Grandpa how to party like it was 1929… Drink a whiskey and stamp your foot?

Ben Schlabach: Comes In Nines