Music Reviews

Summer Hymns

Voice Brother and Sister

Misra

A whole mess of instruments joined together in some joyous musical festival of delight. Almost psychedelic folk rock, with strong ties to the more country-styled sounds of Vic Chesnutt and perhaps Lambchop. Sometimes there’s a lazy drawl going on, melodic desert stretch, that reminds me of Sunset Valley’s Herman Jolly, but the music isn’t as minimal. It moves from rainwater-sad to highway-smiling, but remaining solid and full, with the range of sounds creating a moving backdrop for the drift of the vocals. Laid back pop hooks gone country, and you can sit back and watch the sun set.

Misra, P.O. Box 20297, Tompkins Square Station, New York, NY 10009; http://www.misrarecords.com


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