This Old War by The Senators published on 2012/09/18 22:32:16 +0000 Arriving shortly after the release of their debut album Harsher than Whiskey/Sweeter than Wine, the three-song Cross of Gold EP provides a preview of the the Senators' sophomore effort, conveying their strong emphasis on roots music and Americana. The Cross of Gold EP showcases the band's charming melodies and old-spirited lyrics anchored in relevant songwriting. The three tracks draw heavily on both historic and traditional imagery. Each has its own unique identity; together they paint a seamless picture of the Indie/Americana landscape ranging from the mandolin-driven, raw pulse of “This Old War” to the spirited, nearly folk-pop track “Belly of the Beast.” The personal and haunting title track is itself a history lesson, drawing from W.J. Bryan’s famed speech of the same name.