Josh Roberts and the Hinges - Record Release
It’s late, past midnight on a late-August Tuesday. Josh Roberts is taking a smoke break on the back porch of Front End Audio in Rosewood. He’s here with his friend Alan Moon, trying to get the final mixes right on Mighty Old Distance and Murky Old Time, Roberts’ third record with his backing band, the Hinges. It’s still warm, still muggy, but it’s silent save for the sighing horns of distant trains. There’s nothing out here beyond the overgrown yard and a stack of wooden pallets. Nothing — to quote “Buzzard,” from Roberts’ My War Cry is Amor — but the porch and the night. Patrick Wall