“A. Sinclair is a mature project aiming for honesty and joy in the music itself. They’re not flashy or glamorous, finding more musical satisfaction in simple tone work and phrasing. The pace is always quick and varying; boosted by a sense of urgency and a clear message. Their debut release, “Pretty Girls” is a grouping of jittery, garage-rock jams with a healthy dose of group choruses, fuzzy vocals and steady percussion.”
While many artists may contentedly exercise their talents in one genre for the length of their careers and lives, others find renewal and inspiration by crossing bridges between what may at a glance seem apparent differences. Of these two categories, Evan Charles belongs to the latter: from the minimalistic yet psychedelic trio The Daze (Straightjacket Hymns, Bad Liar Bad Love) to the four-piece garage-country hybrid of The Sweet Nuthin (The Sweet Nuthin EP), to the more recent involvement as a multi-instrumentalist member of Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, and finally as a guitarist and vocalist in the rock & roll, rhythm and blues quartet The Happen-Ins, Charles has covered some ground throughout a decade spent in the Austin music scene. But none of these groups, despite their diversity, cover the rich landscape of the Folk/Americana tradition. It is to this tradition that Charles has now, with his solo project Altamesa’s most recent record The Long Ride Home, turned his long neglected attention.