Music: Truth & Salvage Co.

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 prima

Nov 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

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 honesty. 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.