MAGNET’s love of all things Wrens-related goes back to even before they released their debut record in 1994, so when we learned that they were instrumental in getting Southeast Engine signed to Misra Records in 2006, we knew we had to check out these guys. And we weren’t disappointed. After two solid albums for the label—2007’s A Wheel Within A Wheel and 2009’s From The Forest To The Sea—the Athens, Ohio, quartet returns March 29 with fifth album Canary, and it’s Southeast Engine’s crowning achievement. The timeless-sounding LP conveys the stories of an Appalachian family during the Great Depression, and the songs transport you back to those hard times. Says main songwriter Adam Remnant, “In the early part of the 20th century, Southeast Ohio was full of little booming mine towns that revolved around the economy of the mines. In general, Appalachia was being exploited for its natural resources for quite a long time, and by the time of the Depression, these systems were no longer sustainable.” Southeast Engine kicks off its tour in support of Canary this week. MAGNET is proud to premiere album track “Adeline Of The Applachian Mountains,” which you can download below.
“Adeline Of The Applachian Mountains” (download):