Indian War- Songs From The North LP. I’ve been keeping an ear towards the West in anticipation of Indian Wars’ second full-length as they are one of the best live bands I have seen. And that live presence comes out strong on Songs From The North. Their raucous lyrics and catchy riffs have a certain organic feeling to them that I’ve really grown to enjoy. If you’re looking for a waxed, polished, studio-influenced album, this isn’t for you (though the recording quality is nothing short of sublime). What we have here is a real garage-band release that borrows influence from blues, country and booze throughout ten great songs. Fans of the Spider Bags, Compulsive Gamblers and Reigning Sound will dig this one.