Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Fri., May 16, 2014
Mixed and remastered from DIY releases at the behest of Ardent Records, the label arm of the famed Memphis recording studio that once rolled tape for Texas luminaries ZZ Top and the Vaughan brothers, Accumulator marks the first of three albums from guitarist Andrew Trube and organist Anthony Ferrell. This collaborative debut between the imprint and Greyhounds is the only one forecast to repurpose past recordings, so some might remember these funk/blues practitioners' cooled-out lead single "What's on Your Mind" and "Yours to Steal" from 2011 four-song stopover Spring Training. Ditto for hints of 2009's ¡No Más! via the raw hum of "Get Back" and syncopated claps on "All Over but the Shoutin'." Trube and Farrell split the bill stylishly with standards from the duo's Continental Club Gallery residency ("Yeah Yeah Yeah," "You're Gone"), and the Delta blues ethos of "Lone Rider" and "I Remember," a track that flexes Ferrell's textured coo while fitting firmly into a pop template.