Better Angels

Mike Meehan & The Lucky Ones

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"The band focuses on original songs inspired by traditional and alternative country, punk, folk, literature, and other influences. Great stuff. " MCL Media /Arts "The songs are deeply literate and driving roots rock that express aspects of the American experience from a multitude of angles - Americana with muscle." SKH Music” “Meehan seems to have smartly studied Warren Zevon for both his shadowy viewpoint and vocal edge. --Jerry McCulley All MusicAlt rock veteran Mike Meehan has released a number of albums both as a member of roots tinged rock group The Last Hombres and as a solo artist. Better Angels, recorded with a cohort of seasoned musicians, is his latest offering. It is also his most realized work in both sound and vision. The tracks on Better Angels resonate and reverberate. They possess a steely backbone of Americana while a breath of twang hangs over the rusted roots rock like mist over a field, conjuring the spirits of folk and 90’s garage rock in the same breath. Meehan’s vocals and viewpoint are both world-weary and determined. These songs tell the tale of a seeker tracing pathways in the dark, searching for some light. There are ghosts and mercies found.While the hope of divine observance persists, the comfort it offers is uncertain. “Better Angels they watch in dismay, better angels wonder if it’s too late,” Meehan laments. In this world, deceptions are a daily encounter— “One day you’re ashes then, next day you’re fire,”— and sin is inevitable. But this knowledge goads a driving determination, a conviction that the tale is never told so long as the questions persist: is there a place between living fast and dying slow? Will our better angels triumph? Recorded by Bill Herman at Paradiddle Studio, Better Angels releases on September 18, 2017. For info on upcoming shows, find Mike Meehan on Bandcamp and at www.luckyonemusic.com “Sincerely, salutations, wish you well.”

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