April 21, 2008
After a decade in Lawrence, The Roseline have found a way to take the change inherent in a revolving-door college town and make it work to their advantage. Lineup changes, marriages, financial stress, and a little bit of old-fashioned libido might sound like ingredients for some pretty angsty listening, but instead the Lawrence band washes it all down with a sweet slide guitar and a hook-no screams here. For its second release, "Lust for Luster," the band maintains its ease and rootsy Gram Parsons-esque flavor, but experience finds them taking fuller, warmer turns than their 2006 debut. Behind some of the changes is Ehren Starks (keyboards/percussion) joining Colin Halliburton on songwriting duties, as well as the full-time duties of Jeff Jackson (guitar) and James Pillar (drums). Previewing the new album, Halliburton, Starks, and bassist Paul Winn joined lawrence.com amid gab of finances, label shopping, and to whom KU really owes its tourney victory.