Dead Leaves Rising
Waking Up on the Wrong Side of No One
An album that makes The Red House Painters sound like members of the local glee club, the second release by John DeRosa under the moniker Dead Leaves Rising explores the turmoil and sordid emotions of relationships that have gone sour. A soundtrack to dysfunction and a perfect companion piece for those long evenings spent in a chair facing a blank wall, the songs on this disc lend themselves to depressive stupor and spent rage. The slow acoustic strumming and emotional delivery create an uncomfortable ambience that is the aural equivalent of the cold chill at the back of the spine when you realize that you are completely and totally alone.
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