Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Other Lives: Tamer Animals (4.5/5)

Joshua's Top 10 Albums of 2011
#9 of 10

Year: 2011
Genre: Western Folk Dream Pop
Label: TBD
TRT: 40:16

For 12 was recommended to me for a compilation I was putting together. The compilation fell through, but I fell for this song, and immediately checked out the rest of the album. What we have here is a band that at times reminds me of Mumford and Sons, sometimes Bon Iver, maybe even a little Radiohead, yet their clear vision and western slant make their sound unique and refreshing. I doubt these folks will stay under the radar long, since they're currently touring with Radiohead (as well as being released on their imprint), which is good, because we need more high profile quality music on the airwaves.

01 Dark Horse
02 As I Lay My Head Down
03 For 12
04 Tamer Animals
05 Dust Bowl III
06 Weather
07 Old Statues
08 Woodwind
09 Desert
10 Landforms
11 Head East

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