With 2017’s MAP & NO DIRECTION, Bombara's songs take aim at a larger audience with melodic hooks that showcase a love not only for roots-rock, but the irresistible punch of classic pop, too.
Layered with lush string arrangements, polished to a light shine by producer Karl Kling (RAC), and influenced by more than a half-century's worth of British pop classics and rock home runs......The result is Map & No Direction, an album that casts the widest net of Beth's career, from the George Harrison-worthy guitar riffs of the kickoff track, "I Tried (You're Too Late)," to the sad, sparse beauty of the piano ballad "What We're Giving." It's the sound of Beth rediscovering her own abilities as a songwriter — and expanding them, too.
Bombara's new batch of songs are vintage-influenced hooky Americana and rock & roll and equal parts "bourbon-warmed Neko Case", as her hometown Riverfront Times (St. Louis, MO) described. They named her best Americana artist 3 years in a row. The album has spent 7 weeks on the top 40 Americana Chart.
Enjoy a sampling of 5 songs from the album, exclusively on Noisetrade.