I’ve stated quite a few times that local music here in Cincinnati of late has been excellent. With new bands popping up all over town providing a great soundtrack for our area. I have done my best to profile as many of those bands here, and elsewhere, and have another new one to share with you today.
Alone At 3 A.M. are a 4-piece out of the Cincinnati area that have just released their debut full length album, City Out Of Luck on a local label, Tiberius Records. Tiberius is a quality label here in town, known for putting out great albums by The Light Wires, Ampline, and Thistle among others.
Alone At 3 A.M. are what I would describe as musical comfort food for the Cincinnati music fan. Their sound does not stray far from some of the best alt-country acts that our area has embraced, like Uncle Tupelo, Old 97′s, Drive-By Truckers or Lucero. Lead singer Max Fender’s vocals provide the same whiskey tinged bite that I hear from Jay Farrar on old Uncle Tupelo songs along with steady guitar work and percussion to keep the heartbeat of the music strong.
In many ways these guys sound like they did some of the same things Uncle Tupelo did while finding themselves, mixing their love for punk rock with old rebel country music legends to create their debut album, City Out Of Luck.
Pick up the new album from Tiberius and check out some more tunes from the band at their website.