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photo credit goes to Ethan Welty
Music just lands in my lap. God damn I’m a lucky man. And while there’s a lot of crap out there, some of the stuff that makes it to my ears is just amazing.
The most recent present has been a debut record from a Seattle band called Song Sparrow Research. I would have never heard of these guys if I wasn’t into the blogging game. So call me the prophet sent to pass along these sounds and have them hit your ears. (pretentious much?) You don’t need to answer that. I already know the answer. (it’s yes by the way)
Welcome to the Potato Famine is nothing that’s going to blow your head off. It’s just a solid debut album from guys who know how make some kick ass sounds. And in my eyes, that’s all i can ever ask for when listening a new band/record.
Check out the track “Told to Send” from the album.
I give these guys lots of props for pulling off a record inside of a giant metalworking warehouse in an industrial neighborhood of Seattle. A place I’ve never visited myself, but I can paint the most incredible images in my mind while I listen to Welcome to the Potato Famine.
As far as how the album sounds? It’s got influences from across the board. I’m not even going to try to pin some down because I feel I’d fail miserably. But with the wide range of influences, they still seem to manage a cohesive album full of 8 songs. And you think 8 songs doesn’t make up a full record? Well bring that up with Radiohead on King of Limbs.
The track “Told to Send” is kind of a highlight for me. Throw in some Neil Young(ish) solos (except playing more than one or two notes) and you’ve got a couple minutes of a journey you’re on.
Head to their bandcamp page and name your price for the record. Have some faith in your man here. It’s worth it.