Houghton, Beth Jeans & The Hooves Of Destiny / Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
Album: Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose   Collection:General
Artist:Houghton, Beth Jeans & The Hooves Of Destiny   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Mute Artists Limited  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-04-29 Pull Date: 2012-07-01
Week Ending: Jun 3 May 13 May 6
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 23, 2015: Mountain Music
Sweet Tooth Bird
4. Jan 04, 2013: New and Old
Sweet Tooth Bird
2. Jul 10, 2014: Binders Full of Sopranos
Sweet Tooth Bird
5. May 29, 2012: meow
Humble Digs
3. Apr 24, 2014: The Peninsula Sings
Humble Digs
6. May 11, 2012: Peninsula Report
Sweet Tooth Bird

Album Review
Eliza Ridgeway
Reviewed 2012-04-20
An English singer-songwriter backed by a band, the group swings from angelic to darker carnivalesque. Houghton might be folk, or anti-folk. Very interesting female vocals, intriguing lyrics. If you like Nico, Vashti Bunyan, Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, you’ll only have scratched the surface. Add a little Florence & The Machine, Judy Collins, Kate Bush or... Tori Amos, juiced up by collaboration? Other reviewers have described a “cosmic folk cloud” from the Hooves, and there is definitely a psychedelic edge here, blanketed by awesomeoness. A must-listen. Every track is good, although 10 requires a vigilant hand due to FCCs. I have this crazy feeling while listening in which I think of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. That may just be me. Favorite tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 10
FCC warning: final track (10) “Fuck Off”

**1. Sweet Tooth Bird: great lyrics. Female vocals, sweeping momentum, trumpet, drums, something of an epic feel. Not your typical folk. Almost a grander fairy tale edge, but not in a saccharine sense at all.
*2. Huskier, smokier vocals. More intimate feel. Chorus at 1:23 brings more of the sweeping scope back in. Hint of banjo! Drum + banjo modernist folk.
3. Soft, a wee bit more girly but still has plenty of drive. “These gold demons, may they take flight.”
4. Great lyrics
5. Harpsichord!
*6. Echoey, older-school folk. Has a hint of a Celtic style, Judy Collins, guitars. Plucking on a violin or the equivalent.
*7. Driving, sunny folk+. Versatile, up-tempo.
8. Joni Mitchell type, stripped down piano and vocals to start
9. More of a percussive beat, some electric guitar
**FCC WARNING: 10: piano/harpisochord, layered female vocals, up-beat, creepy gnome laughter in the background? orchestral strings, super fun hooting harmony with a dingle-y fairground edge of spookiness. Carefull playing would work on this track -- first half is FCC safe but then.... At 2:40, a long period of silence and is followed by: hidden bonus track! Much harder-edged, electric guitars, clapping, and copious use of “Fuck Off.”

Track Listing
1. Sweet Tooth Bird   6. The Barely Skinny Bone Tree
2. Humble Digs   7. Liliputt
3. Dodecahedron   8. Veins
4. Atlas   9. Franklin Benedict
5. Nightswimmer   10. Carousel