Friday, November 5, 2010

Stornoway

Add Date: November 2

Artist: Stornoway

Album: Beachcomber's Windowsill

Label: 4AD

Genre: Alternative, folk

Comments: The first studio album by London's Stornoway. Smooth music, and a refreshing acoustic tone. At times the style comes together somewhere between Fleet Foxes and surf rock. The lyrics are beautiful, accompanied by a choir of harmonizing "oh's" and "ah's" from behind that lend the music true folk substance. You'll hear everything from banjo to trumpet to cello. Well composed and mixed, every track is layered carefully to produce a warm blanket of sound. A solid album that delicately balances catchy melodies with dense emotion. A good find if you're looking for indie rock with a soft folk vibe.

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