Music Reviews

The Trouble With Sweeny

The Trouble With Sweeny

Burnt Toast

As far as I can tell, there is no trouble with Sweeny. Rained over acoustic folk music that touches deep, like ocean. This quartet plays introspective and enchanting songs that shape like clouds moving. It’s not straight-ahead folk, but more caught between Leonard Cohen and Will Oldham, but with a smoothness in the vocals that brings to mind Gerald Collier. A hint of country slides in on a guitar strum occasionally, but it’s never overbearing. There are only six songs, and one of them is a cover of Neil Young’s “Flying On the Ground is Wrong,” but when the music ends… you are left feeling satisfied.

Burnt Toast, PO Box 42188, Philadelphia, PA 19101, http://www.burnttoastvinyl.com


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