Music Reviews

Set On Edge

A Story to Cling To

Warmer Days

Set On Edge approach their first decade as a band with this album, their fourth one overall and their second effort for Warmer Days Records. They’ll probably not go massive with this one, either, but that’s no reason for anyone not to catch up with this Athens, Georgia-based four-piece and their talented friends and cohorts.

Expansive folk pop performed with the unassuming air of a loose jam session among friends, Set On Edge come across like a male-fronted cross between Tracy Chapman and New Bohemians, with a slight glance in the direction of R.E.M. Front guy, vocalist, prime songwriter and producer Shannon Lewis sings with beautifully constrained passion, and the band’s strength is the strong interplay between musicians, the respect and understanding they show for the music they make. And if the live version of Gershwin’s “Summertime” is pretty dubious by anyone’s standards, there are songs like the great title track and “To the Woman Whose Husband Will Never Come Home” to convince us that at the center of the band’s panoramic sound, lies some truly outstanding melodies.

Set On Edge: http://soe.pair.com


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