Friday May 18, 2018
Thirteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even
the hardiest of rock and roll bands. But don't be fooled by all those
hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars' odometer:
pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band's
seventh album, and you'll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good
to run for at least as many more miles still ahead.
the wheel? Two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals
and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals)
invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh
recruits Josh Owen (lead guitar/pedal steel), Joe Fladger (bass), and
Bobby Paugh (drums). Micky and Gary, who by their own admission, haven't
been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south
from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas
and wider Americana music scenes.