It’s been more than two decades since Cracker’s commercial apex, back when “Low” dominated MTV and the Internet was an oddity. Yet the band’s core duo, frontman David Lowery and ace guitarist Johnny Hickman, is still cranking out workman-like tunes, releasing its first new studio album in five years, a double-disc called Berkeley to Bakersfield.
The title is as telling as it might seem — the “Berkeley” disc is full of pointedly political songs fueled by the duo’s more rockin’ tendencies, while “Bakersfield” leans more heavily on countrified excursions. Read more about Cracker in this week's Sound Advice.
See Cracker with Happy Chichester Wednesday at Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary). More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .