SPUR! – Lost the Trail (SHR 05)

First true release from SPUR!, a polymorph of original snake handlers, the Taint Brothers.  The territory is bent country music with western exotica interludes consisting of home recordings (and one live recording) made from 2012 to early 2013 in Bellingham and Seattle, WA.  Cassette, 60 mins  (Cassette Sold Out.  email us for details)

spur-lost the trail cover

side a
1. midnight prelude
2. Another Train Song
3. Rez Dog Blues
4. Sparklin Spurs
5. Living with Juanita
6. Back in the Saddle
7. Mule Train

side b
1. Taint the Metolius
2. The Searchers
3. Running Back to You
4. Welcome Brain Waves
5. The Drifting Cowboy

“Next, a cover of Ernest Tubb’s Driving Nails has everyone drinking followed by an almost signature cover for SPUR!, Ghost Riders in the Sky. Something beautiful and strange is in the room: weird whistles and chimes, sad stringed instruments and haunting rhythms, music composed of dark fragments of a lost western dream…. in other words SPUR!” -Scot Casey WHAT’S UP! September 2012

For a taste of the music, go here.

If you’re interested in a copy of the cassette, please email:

Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com.  $5 + shipping.

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One thought on “SPUR! – Lost the Trail (SHR 05)

  1. Caught a show at Mcmenamins annex near ringlers on Valentine’s day… Wow these guys were fucking great, very melancholy with a bluesy steel guitar – like a good cross between smashing pumpkins gish era and an epic Colorado county western soundtrack – complete with riding into a red sunset over some limestone buttes. Hauntingly peaceful. Bought the cd. 3$ was a fucking bargain

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