Rod Melancon starts off Lights of Carencro with a spoken-word styling similar to the Drive-By Truckers classic, Three Great Alabama Icons as well as late-career Johnny Cash tracks. Where Melancon innovates comes in an intricate, deep instrumentation that brings a wave of distortion at all of the right points. Lights of Carencro’s guitar work is fantastic and nearly takes over the track before the narrative begins again. The narrative that is established here is more detailed that bands can craft over the course of an EP; Lights of Carencro possesses a tremendous amount of replay value. Ending before the four minute mark, this is one of the most unique efforts we have heard.
Rod Melancon “Lights of Carencro”