Pompeii Studios, the homebrew mecca that created MAXX II
Is Located in the American South,
a place that, like its namesake, is burning up.
Oppressive heat can be claustrophobic
but like some many eggs frying on the sidewalk
Hartle Road cracks the southern sonic landscape wide open.
You might not yet heard for these perpetually local lead-ins
But once you see them, once you hear them, they are hard to forget.
Rick Hall once passed on the Allman Brothers
because how could these local boys sleeping on the floor be any good?
Well that’s you holding this record. I dare you to listen to it.
10 tracks 33RPM
Hartle Road features the instrument that can’t be purchased, the sound of two siblings, Toby and Max Hartleroad. Together with cousin Myles Jordan and childhood friend Tyler Carter, they form the group in rural Columbus Mississippi. In Lowndes County, not far from the childhood home of Tennessee Williams (just down US Route 45 from White Station, birthplace of Howlin’ Wolf). Recorded at their Pompeii Studios by Max Hartleroad and Miles Jordan. Mixed by Miles Jordan and Alik Mackintire. Mastered by Wesley Garland.