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Lowery, David / Palace Guards, The
Album:Palace Guards, The Collection:General
Artist:Lowery, David Added:01/2011
Label:429 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-02-06 Pull Date:2011-04-10 
Week Ending:10 Apr3 Apr20 Mar13 Mar6 Mar27 Feb20 Feb13 Feb

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6.Thu, 31 Mar 11:Andy S
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Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2011-02-07 
Folk-rock and power-pop. Lowery started Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. At his rawest, this guy sounds like some kind of Dylan/Barlow lovechild, which gives him pretty good sway in my book. Subtly goofy lyrics and big classic folk-rock arrangements with just enough modern feel. The late Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) helped out in some capacity. FCC clean, all tracks recommended but start with 5 or 1. —Andy

**1 - pretty harmonica-washed Dylan/Band folk-rock jaunt
2 - Lou Barlow monotone moody/dramatic indie-rock
*3 - slow and prettily twangy, with lots of slide guitar
*4 - melancholy jangle-pop, plenty of background vox
**5 - Sebadoh rock! Balls-out power-pop pining, with synth weirdness in the interludes
6 - slower fleshed-out folk waltz with a big old fiddle solo
7 - poppy, slightly mariachi opener; strum-pop travel song
8 - summery folk tune over orchestral modern pop arrangement
*9 - quiet start; simple swinging midtempo Spoon-flavored folk-rock

Track Listing
1.Raise 'em Up On Honey 5.Baby, All Those Girls Meant Nothing To Me
2.The Palace Guards 6.I Sold The Arabs The Moon
3.Deep Oblivion 7.Marigold
4.Ah, Ou Left Me 8.Big Life