Title: Into the Missionfield (Fluff and Gravy Records)
Artist: Drunken Prayer (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, ReverbNation, Last.fm, YouTube, SonicBids, BandCamp, CD Baby, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody, iTunes)
Drunken Prayer is the brainchild of
’s Morgan Christopher Geer. His sophomore full-length album, Into the
Missionfield, is an 11 song collection that mixes elements of folk, country,
and rock (and just about everything in-between). The mood of the record is dark, chuck full with
imagery of death, longing, and loss. The
songs are well executed with the right amount of arrangements and
instrumentation (at times including organ, electric and acoustic guitars, and violin—among
others). What I really like about Into
the Missionfield is the total lack of pretense.
Geer’s songwriting and performance is just a guy playing the music he
loves and that is something that I think is all-too-often missing from modern
music. But if I had to describe the
sound of Drunken Prayer’s music, I’d have to say that it reminds me of some
drunken cross between Randy Newman and Cracker.