Folk singer/songwriter Garrett Pierce is not what we've come to expect from Narnack Records, a label that housed Lee Scratch Perry and John Dwyer's Coachwhips and Thee Oh Sees back when it was still written OCS. The Everybody Breaks EP on Narnack is a follow-up to a few years of records released under the folkier Crossbills label, based in Davis. But hey, with a new label comes potential for a new audience and Pierce was able to get our attention.
On the EPs title-track Pierce's delicate croon counteracts the defeatest reality of his lyrics. When he sings, "this is not my very last ride, it just passes time" the sting is felt like the sharp bite of whiskey that for him breaking down is part of the routine. To Pierce a breakdown is always around the corner, much like the possibility of an afternoon treasure hunt after morning short-n-tall at the bar.
The Everybody Breaks EP is out digitally October 18 on Narnack Records.