Local Review Round-Up 4/3/20
Fullbloods - “Soft and Virtual Touch”
Following 2016’s masterful Mild West, Fullbloods return on High Dive Records with a record that has become even more resonant in an isolated age. Ruminations on contact (near and far) in an increasingly digital age have, like it or not, hit the nail on the head. Ross Brown’s smart and catchy tunes bring a great sense of comfort when they are needed the most.
The Roseline - “Good / Grief”
Lawrence’s Americana stalwarts deliver their latest in catchy country with Good / Grief, a mellow and thoughtful record that hinges on heartbreak with every tune. Culminating in the beautiful “Song for Ehren,” a devastatingly honest tribute to a lost friend.
Fritz Hutchison - “Wide Wild Acres”
Renaissance musician Fritz Hutchison releases his first solo record, a beautiful collection of folky, meticulously arranged pieces that deliver layers upon layers on gorgeous sound. I tuned in to Hutchison’s livestream of his album release show last week, where he performed the album solo; highlighting his wonderful voice and the stripped down versions of these songs. To hear it in its full arrangement is truly a treat as well.
Reviews by Nathan Cardiff