Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Oakley Hall - Gypsum Strings
2006

Thanks to Kuro for the recommendation.

"Long regarded as one of the best live acts in NY, Oakley Hall delivers this masterpiece, recorded over several sessions at the Sunset Grill in Brooklyn in late 2005. It's their second full-length of 2006 and first on Brah Records. Springing from 60's west coast legends like The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros., The Charlatans, and Moby Grape, adding elements of X, Neu, The Feelies, Mercury Rev, and Fairport Convention, this record finds the group refusing the dictates of stale No-Depression era norms. The sextet's trademark killer songwriting chops boast some beautiful ballads that temper the heavier tunes. All told, "Gypsum Strings" cements Oakley Hall's rep as luminaries of the new psych-roots movement."
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7 comments:

Dick Darlington said...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/fftjbm

Mr. Curiosity said...

Cheers.

Saw these fine folks at SXSW. 'Twas good.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip. really interested in giving it a listen.

bk

the_peanut said...

Sounds really promising!

Anonymous said...

This album is actually one of my top summer records

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a sampling of their other disc "Second Guessing"? Thanks for this one....a nice listen.

Anonymous said...

Saw them open for Bright Eyes this week- they were brilliant. Cosmic country with harmonies lke John and Exene from X, with a bit of jammy tendencies...