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White Dove / Hoss, The Candle, The
Album:Hoss, The Candle, The Collection:General
Artist:White Dove Added:Jan 2014
Label:Research And Development 

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Add Date:2014-01-17 Pull Date:2014-03-21 
Week Ending:Feb 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 07, 2014:Time Traveler
I Saw You

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-01-15 
White Dove – The Hoss The Candle (First release from RSRCH + DVLP label)
Neo-Folk. (Folk Americana? There’s a country element here, in the guitar work.) L.A.-based trio previously known as Monster (name changed to mark the evolution of their sound). Drums, bass, guitar. Female vox (like Josephine Foster but less operatic). Pensive. Songs have a certain sameness, maybe because the vocalist seems to have the same mood each time. No FCCS detected. –eme o.
*1. [2:49] Starts slow, then alternates between slow and mid. Kind of an Edie Brickell vibe here.
2. [2:49] Mid. Vox sound almost out of tune (or out of keeping) with the jangly guitar. Instrumental sections sound a bit spaghetti western.
3. [3:10] Slow. Lyrics stand out a bit here, “Come on in to Hell. There’s so much to do in Hell.” But more depressed than doomy.
4. [4:23] Cheerful music, semi-creepy “lalala-ing”. The lyrics might stomp on your self esteem—“Where’d you gone to? Where’d you begin? And you have nothing left of your own. You don’t have a home.” (Come to think of it, the lalala-ers might be making fun of you.)
5. [3:42] Mid. Rainy morning music.
*6. [3:02] Mandolin adds to the country feel. Theremin(?) in the background. (They listened to a lot of the Beach Boys, the Byrds, etc. before making this album and I think that shows here.)
7. [3:35] Slow to mid. Buzzy electric guitar makes a background appearance.
8. [4:40] Features vox in a higher register, ethereal alternating with her normal tone. High and slow vs mid and low. (Mid and low wins.)
9. [2:33] 60s/70s rock influence apparent here.”You don’t really know the sound.”
*10. [3:54] Carnival-esque to start. Then alternates between folk, rock, western.
11. [3:02] More slow vocals, more western guitar, more 60s influence. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

Track Listing
1.I Saw You 6.I'm The Air
2.Cold Mountain 7.Down To The Shore
3.Come On In To Hell 8.I Was The Famous Horseman
4.Dust On The Water 9.Please Give Up
5.Old French Clothes 10.No One Home