Truth & Salvage Co. serves as the perfect moniker for
this Americana and Country outfit, since every element of their name is
represented in some way. The key aspect is “Truth” — the primary aim of
the five-piece (which features four singers) is to create music steeped
in earnestness and authenticity.
T&SC’s school of sound is nothing innovative — the
source of their languid, genial rhythms is decades-old (though they add
few distinctive flourishes) — so they substitute creativity for genial
The lyrics of “Welcome to LA,” a song especially pertinent to
these Los Angeles transplants, exemplifies this: “Hold onto your country
hat/Leave your boots by the back porch step/Open the door/Grandma would
say/She would say/‘Work hard and keep your smile’/But leave the rest to
be/Open your heart/Welcome to LA.”
The band has emphasized this relatable quality in interviews.
Truth & Salvage Co. plays 20th Century Theatre Wednesday. Go here to read Reyan Ali's full Sound Advice.