|Whitney / Light Upon The Lake|
|Add Date:||2016-06-19|| ||Pull Date:||2016-08-21|| |
|Week Ending:||21 Aug||14 Aug||7 Aug||31 Jul||24 Jul||17 Jul||10 Jul||3 Jul|
Sauntering, country-informed musings on life and love. There’s bluesy guitars, gospel and jazz influence, acoustic meditations, and earnest vocals. Whitney takes intense influence from Girls (rip), a band they’ve opened for in the past. Songs are generally simple, catchy, sweet-and-sour jams but it’s all warm and innocent and brings back such nice memories of Girls.|
RIYL Girls, Cass McCombs, Gandalf, Martin Courtney
Favorites: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9
1. (3:58) No Woman—Acoustic and electric guitar, bluesy hammer-ons, strings, lazily unfurls.
2. (2:21) * The Falls—Grooving piano and electric guitar, very Girls.
3. (4:02) ** Golden Days—Lush 12-string guitar, nice bass and emotive vocals, catchy jam.
4. (3:01) *** Dave’s Song—Stand out bass, lots of guitar played solo, heart-on-sleeve alt-rock.
5. (3:09) * Light Upon the Lake—Fingerpicked guitar, sounds like Gandalf.
6. (2:42) ** No Matter Where We Go—Raucous electric guitar and keyboards, sweet soloing, heartening love anthem.
7. (2:14) On My Own—Vocal-driven, some high register guitars, deep driving bass and percussion come in halfway.
8. (1:42) Red Moon—Slurred brass, gliding keyboards, jazzy, no vocals.
9. (3:26) * Polly—Soft synthesizer at beginning, triumphant flourishes, earnest, reminds me of Girls’ first album.
10. (3:27) Follow—Another sweet and simple jam, hummable, more of the same.