All Relationships Are Doomed To Fail
As a result we are happy to present their triumphant curtain call, All Relationships are Doomed to Fail. One part cautionary emblem and one part bluegrass shenanigans; the whole is greater than the parts, my friends.
There’s a lot of talk these days about how bluegrass is back. The Meat Purveyors are here to make sure that it’s not done too sweetly, too kindly or too safely. Using all the tools they have handy--mandolins, fiddles, crack songwriting and a baaad-ass singer--they’ve created a record that pays due reverence to the giants of bluegrass like Ralph Stanley, RATT and ABBA. It took no less than the violation of FOUR restraining orders to bring you this album. You better have a better excuse than that for not buying it.
”They use every tool at their disposal, combining raucous strings, smart and funny lyrics and transcendent two-part female harmonies. In sum, TMP narrow the gap between the spirited, the mean and the joyous.” Patricia Brooke, Riverfront Times
”TMP pull it off with a nudge, a wink and some ruthless picking. Anyone looking for the pure, high lonesome sound is urged to look elsewhere. However, if bluegrass with an edge sounds more appealing, this CD may be the shot of whiskey you’ve been searching for.” Jim Caligiuri, Pulse