“The best band at SXSW was Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, a Denver 6 piece that combines the best of bluegrass and backwardass – like a crazed punk band crashing into a gospel hoe-down, the band swerved preachy to creepy with a downhome flair.” SPIN
“What do you get when you take the hillbilly son of a southern baptist preacher, fill him with Jim Beam and hand him over to Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles record label?
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, which has to be one of the more bizarre and welcome bands signed to the notoriously hardcore punk label.” NuWax
“With two of the most charismatic frontmen around and four accomplished musicians (Wovenhand, Delta 72, 16Horsepower), SCAC is the past, present and future of American Music.” Westword
“This is the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world.” Jello Biafra
Alternative Tentacles will be releasing Slim Cessna’s Auto Club latest album, Unentitled, in the UK on the 2nd April. Engaging, riveting, sad and humorous; demanding the audience to participate both live, and while listening to their albums – Denver’s Slim Cessna’s Auto Club has been tagged with every musical description possible. After more than a decade of working and living as Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, they have seamlessly created their own genre.
Unentitled is another high-water mark in the Auto Club’s career. The nine songs are each thoughtfully crafted with unique arrangements, executed with superb musicianship and fully realized through original, insightful and intelligent lyrics. Tracks like “Three Bloodhounds, Two Shepherds, One Fila Brasileiro” add creepy lyrical imagery to their jaunty choruses. “Do You Know Thee Enemy?” uses Cessna’s trademark call-and-response vocals and “Hallelujah Anyway” has Munly serving as an ominous narrator.
The instruments are drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories. SCAC is led by Slim Cessna and Munly Munly; and features members of Blood Axis, The Denver Gentlemen, Tarantella and more.