Thursday, November 10, 2011
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: FOLLY & THE HUNTER - RESIDENTS
The words are a lot better, that's for sure. F & the H present a sweeping series of songs which tackle a lot of regret, leaving, and sad observation: "We were stuck in traffic for most of our lives". There's no bitterness here, more acknowledgement, and we get to feel more mellow than down, largely thanks to the beauty of the melodies and instruments. The wonderfully-recorded songs feature glowing voices, ringing pianos, and shimmering strings. It's like the mixing board had buttons they could push that said "gentle", "bright" and "beautiful".
The group is in the East right now to promote Residents, and let people check them out. You'll find them appearing with Paper Beat Scissors at:
Nov. 10 Baba's Lounge, Charlottetown
Nov. 11 Cafe Aberdeen, Moncton
Nov. 12 Wilser's Room, Fredericton