John Vanderslice - Emerald City

Rating: 9.4/10
A fan of Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Kinks, and Southern rock when he was a child, taking the power of his songwriting from David Bowie, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, King Crimson, XTC, and early Genesis, John Vanderslice has released five studio records by now. New record Emerald City (out July 24) is a lovely album while resting on seaside (believe me i tried this). Moreover it's a great choice for a sunny, beautiful Sunday. He is developing well-educated pop sound, and i recommend his Cellar Door record. If Cellar Door (2004) is ok for you, then you should listen to the other records of him. Musically, the songs from Emerald City are clean, nice and easy to get. They are fueled by an era of deep insecurity and paranoia; they develop in front of a backdrop of ritualized and mythologized current events. Lyrically, John Vanderslice's characters and storytellers track Manifest Destiny from burning wagon wheels to two-bedroom homes with full amenities in Bakersfield, California. And one of the standout songs is Time To Go! Very Nice.
John Vanderslice - Time to Go
You can listen another nice track White Dove on Barsuk Records Media section.
Also listen:
Rufus Wainwright - Release The Stars

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