Slackeye Slim - Giving My Bones To The Western Lands

“Giving My Bones to the Western Lands” is the third album by southwest Colorado based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Frankland and released under the moniker of Slackeye Slim. In 2013 Frankland disappeared into isolation on a working ranch and spent a year wandering the surrounding deserts and canyons while quietly working on a follow-up to Slackeye Slim’s critically acclaimed 2011 album “El Santo Grial: La Pistola Piadosa.”

Frankland’s exodus into the profound loneliness of the American West proved to be exactly what was needed to overcome the barrier that so many musicians encounter after releasing an album which was given labels like “masterpiece” and “essential listening.” While Frankland’s trademark gritty baritone vocals and a cinematic Western quality still provide the backbone of Slackeye Slim’s sound, “Giving My Bones to the Western Lands” is a step in a new, tremendously inspired direction.

Dealing with themes of loneliness, bad blood, and fierce individualism which are tastefully combined with the same unique brand of crazed gunfighter irreverence found on Slackeye Slim’s previous albums, the eleven songs of “Giving My Bones to the Western Lands” demonstrate a huge step in Frankland’s ability as a songwriter. Undoubtedly Slackeye Slim’s most mature work, the album was recorded in the dilapidated buildings of an abandoned homestead and in various indoor and outdoor locations around the ranch where Frankland lived.



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