Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast is the project of a few friends getting together to make some music. The Steaming Beast's debut effort, Adventure Boy features the work of Scott Reynolds, Steve Drozd of the Flaming Lips, and multi-instrumentalist David Friedmann. The sound of the Steaming Beast is multi faceted there's strong songwriting, each song could work on just an acoustic guitar, but it's not folk. Each song has more than a little bit of heart and occasionally a slide guitar, but I wouldn't call it alt. country because the structure and lyrics are too quirky. I think the best fit of genre would be the late 80's early 90's alternative label, although don't think this is old fogy music, there's occasionally electronic blips and beeps to keep the kids these days interested in the bouncy tunes and witty narrative.
There's quite a bit of variety on the album, and the fun the musicians are having translates well into the recording and makes me think that a live performance would be just as fun.
Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast - Jesus, Satan, Gene Beeman, his car, and Pizza Hut
Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast - The Truth Teller's Soul