Had the severe pleasure of hosting the Columbus, Ohio trio Mount Carmel in the WFMU studios live this week, and it was a burner. Despite ties to Siltbreeze and a zipcode that also harbors the likes of Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit, the sound of this band is not going through any kind of gauze, in fact they are bare-boned straight-up blooze rawk with no post-modern filter, ironic pretentions, or loaded message. Cream, Hendrix, the Groundhogs, Peter Green, Free all loom large over the brothers Matthew and Pat Reed, joined by young drummer wunderkind Kevin Shubak, and the results are nothing short of fantastic. Solid, n' simple, sit down at the table at eat, y'all! Thanks to Jason Sigal for engineering and help upping the blister factor in the Live Room!