The Necessary Gentlemen bring soulful original songs straight from the heart that capture the essence of love lost and gained, from dreams to gritty, Mississippi-soaked reality. The melodies of singer-songwriter Jon Skvarka take the ears and mind on a journey through whiskey and heart-ache with just enough New Orleans’ soul to mellow the twang of their country sound.
Here Come the Rattling Trees, the 11th studio album by baroque pop ensemble the High Llamas, exists as a means to an end. As the cover says, the music on this short and sweet LP was written by the group’s leader and principal songwriter Sean O’Hagan to accompany a theater production of the same name, with the brief interludes and tunes meant to be woven between monologues by the play’s six characters.Here Come the Rattling Trees is a wonderfully delightful thing to have on in the background while doing just about anything. As a cohesive statement, though, the album falls short of gelling, piecemealed as it is from fragments of a larger artistic vision.
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320 kbps | 102 MB | UL | TB | It’s been over three years since M. Ward released his last solo album, 2012’s A Wasteland Companion. Today, he’s announced the follow-up to that LP: More Rain, arriving March 4 via Merge. The record features collaborations with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Neko Case, k.d. lang, the […]