When winter hits Indiana, there isn’t much to do besides drive around the slush-covered, four-lane roads and attempt to not freeze. Or, if you’re David Adamson, you release an album that’s as off-kilter and bizarrely enchanting as the state the he hails from. Ropechain marks his second full-length for Adamson under his Grampall Jookabox moniker, and his first for Asthmatic Kitty. A high-energy amalgamation of hip-hop and rock, with a distinct bluesy flavor (albeit, a really twisted kind of blues) the album’s frantic pace makes you wonder if the man behind its production hasn’t gone a little off his rocker, as evidenced here. Photo by Craig McCormick.

Grampall Jookabox – The One Thing 1