David Newbould

Big Red Sun (n / a)

Texas Platters

David Newbould

Big Red Sun (North Star Media)

David Newbould has quite a history. Originally from Toronto, the earnest singer-songwriter caused quite a stir in New York City before moving to Austin. Previous to Big Red Sun, his first full-length, Newbould issued three EPs and had his songs featured on TV's Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia, and more. Possessing all the ingredients to be River City's next 'It Boy,' he's missing only originality. He's gathered local all-stars Cindy Cashdollar, Redd Volkaert, Warren Hood, Danny Levin, and Jon Dee Graham to back him, but Newbould's material brings to mind the introspective folk and stout country rock of Ryan Adams – minus the irritating attitude to be sure – yet also without a mature lyrical or melodic sensibility. There's a huge market for this brand of semifolk, but songs like "Goldmines," "Dakota," and the title track offer nothing new for those interested in songs colored other than beige.


More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Cody Jinks, Kim Simpson & Travis Green, Kim Simpson, Travis Green, and Cody Jinks
I'm Not the Devil, Songs & Sightings, A Little Too Late (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, Aug. 5, 2016

Texas Platters
Jack Ingram
Midnight Motel (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, July 15, 2016

More by Jim Caligiuri
Texas Platters
Will Courtney
Planning Escapes (Record Review)

Aug. 5, 2016

Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler
Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler
A look back at illustrated album covers old and new

July 29, 2016

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)