Tucker, Kate & The Sons Of Sweden / Shape The Color The Feel, The
Album: Shape The Color The Feel, The   Collection:General
Artist:Tucker, Kate & The Sons Of Sweden   Added:Apr 2014
Label:Red Valise  

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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2014-04-17
“The Shape The Color The Feel” Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden
Born in Seattle and now settled in Nashville, Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden play lush, multi-dimensional indie pop-rock. The melodies jangle and the arrangements often result in bright, broad panoramic soundscapes. Tucker’s gentle, girlish vocals work well, whether they’re wrapped in rock, pop or folk. Very polished sound — but this artist and band remain under the radar, with little to no crossover to mainstream radio as yet. Some very nice, melodic tracks to choose from here.
— Francis

Recommended: 3, 1, 7, 10, 8, 9. No FCCs.

1. (3:58) Hangover – Strong indie pop-rock with reverbed, ringing guitars creating a wall of sound under Tucker’s vocals. Thumping drums add energy to the jangly melody. ****
2. (4:09) Give Up the Ghost – A little more indie rock leaning. Jangly guitar. Tinkling keyboards. Drum beats. Strings plucked persistently to set up a clock-like rhythm.
3. (5:04) Looking Around – Strong, mid-tempo indie pop-rock. Nice shifts in dynamics and instrumentation — from soft and breathy to more jangly. Strong hooks. False ending evolves into shimmering trail-out. Segues directly into Track 4. ****
4. (3:06) Let Me Go – Down-tempo ballad that builds into power pop.
5. (3:12) Big Idea – Vintage 1970s pop-rock song with a bit more of an edge — complete with “Yeah-yeahs” and electric guitar in lead break.
6. (4:20) Wide Open Plain – Galloping rhythm established with rapidly strummed guitar triplets. Strong backbeat. Big guitar solo in break.
7. (4:26) Best Friend’s Love – Very nice, sweet love ballad. Showcases Tucker’s vocals at their more fragile and expressive. Warm harmonies in the chorus. ***
8. (3:52) Blue Hotel – Rapid-fire drumming serves as a counterpoint to jangly guitars and delicate vocals sung with a smile. **
9. (3:25) The State I’m In – Acoustic fingerpicked guitar under a song that veers more toward excellent indie folk than other tracks on the album. **
10. (3:53) Island of the Misfit – Indie-pop anthem with march-like rhythm and big jangly guitars. Maybe even a bit of a downhome, country-western feeling to the vocals. ***

Track Listing
1. Hangover   6. Wide Open Plain
2. Give Up The Ghost   7. Best Friend's Love
3. Looking Around   8. Blue Hotel
4. Let Me Go   9. The State I'm In
5. Big Idea   10. Island Of The Misfit