On his solo debut Buck Meek explores his roots and finds something entirely new. Best known as the guitarist and backing vocalist for acclaimed Brooklyn indie outfit Big Thief, Meek was born and raised about 45 minutes outside of Austin, Texas.
The geographic influence is clear in his music, which is best described as a deconstructed take on desert-fried folk, country and indie rock. Though his sound is even more sparse, his approach, not to mention his raspy drawl, might pull comparisons to Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck.
While the record might benefit from an extra layer of melody to keep the groove rolling along, Buck Meek offers something refreshingly homespun on his debut, and we look forward to hearing more from him.
Ryan is a writer, editor and vinyl collector currently based in Los Angeles. He started Mini Music Critic in 2017.