-By Doc Coyle (@doccoyle)
2. Painted Wives
I have my buddy, ex-Devildriver drummer John Boecklin, to thank for exposing me to Painted Wives just in the last few weeks. This band is special. Imagine a more restrained Mastodon with William Duvall of Alice In Chains on lead vocals. Hard rock is a genre corrupted by an ocean of also-rans racing at light speed to the middle. Painted Wives give you the feeling, that in addition to being a great band, that they also have great taste. The music is refined and cultured. This is rare in young bands.
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