Thursday, September 15, 2011

Glide Review - Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

What up killers?  Got a new review up on Glide.

Read it right c'here!!!

It is of Girls newest release Father, Son, Holy Ghost.

Back in 2009 I had the pleasure of reviewing Girls first release cleverly titled Album.  You can check that review right here.  I liked it but it was more of a scatter shot effort, Christopher Owens sounded as if he was trying to find his voice...literally singing with different vocal styles from song to song.  Musically there was a mixed feeling too, some songs were really great though.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost, is all great.  Individually the songs might not stand out as extraordinary but over the course of the album the presentation and progression elevates the whole disk.  Owens sings in a steady if hurt-filled voice conveying loneliness, desperation perfectly.  The relationship pains are dug into with raw simpleness and successfully express basic truths.   The full band backing helps a lot here also as opposed to the duo of the first disk.

The album also sounds fantastic, regardless of the songs, the production is some of the best I have heard and it is far removed from most albums released this year.  This alone is a major is pleasant to listen to and when Owens despair threatens to weigh things down you can focus on a vibrating guitar or cymbal ride to get over the hump. 

Owens is a real talent, and while the disk is certainly one note, the note rings true.  I really thought Owens would be a internet darling then fade away, but this album solidify his standing in pop/indie rock. Give this one a whirl, doubt you will be are a few tunes from the disk for you to check out:


Honey Bunny:

Jamie Marie Live

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