Few bands are so revered by their contemporaries as the SOLEDAD BROTHERS, who formed in 1998 and hail from the same Detroit scene that spawned the likes of the White Stripes, The Detroit Cobras, and the Greenhornes. "The Hardest Walk" arrives a full two years after the release of their acclaimed third album 'Voice Of Treason," and is their best work to date. It transcends the rampant garage blues that had so characterized the band's previous work by taking in a diverse range of influences, from Dr John and Albert Ayler to Syd Barrett and early Neil Young, with some Brit pop melodies and soul grooves added for good measure. The result is a mature, personal, and complex rock'n'roll album not to be missed.