Paper + Plastick Records is now distributing the sophomore LP from Plow United frontman Brian Mcgee, entitled The Taking or The Leaving. It can now be purchased on vinyl in the P+P webstore.
Recommended If You Like: Lucero, Bruce Springsteen
Although it may not be an obvious shift from his punk rock roots in Plow United, McGee’s solo music takes on the more Americana, folky tones of classic rock and roll. Often garnering comparisons to Bruce Springsteen in album reviews, McGee’s roots really come out on The Taking or The Leaving.
What people are saying about The Taking or The Leaving:
“The Taking or the Leaving is still an alt-country record, but McGee’s inner punk no longer sounds conflicted alongside jangly country twang, and he instead walks the line with confidence and ease, having settled into a brand of Americana that resides somewhere between Lucero and Bruce Springsteen. It’s a cohesive, yet eclectic journey through homegrown American music of the last half-century, and the realization of where Brian McGee was headed all along.” – Mountain Xpress
“It’s hard to listen to this album without giving it your full attention, not because his stories are strange or fantastical, but because they aren’t. They’re your stories and mine. We’ve lived them and we want to hear someone like McGee tell them back to us. McGee also manages to project an uncanny similarity to Bruce Springsteen’s attitude, delivery and ability to touch the human heart.” – Bold Life
“On The Taking or the Leaving, McGee qualifies as a backwoods Bruce Springsteen. McGee has an imperfect voice that at times is heart-wrenching, but is also capable of entering madman mode. McGee’s songwriting features a maturity many younger acts lack, but, of course, some of that comes from additional years and experiences. A greater appreciation of The Taking and the Leaving will come from those who have loved and lost a few times.” – Mountain Times
Brian McGee – The Taking or The Leaving