Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Jealous Sound - A Gentle Reminder ( Burnt Toast 2012)
Still intact is Blair Shehan's beautiful soft spoken vocal delivery and knack for writing simple vocal hooks and phrases that will get stuck in your head long after the record has been returned to it's sleeve and placed back on the shelf.
Overall, "A Gentle Reminder" is a very good record that doesn't really contain any surprises but does manage to expand slightly on Blair Shehan's fairly well worn, but comforting style of song writing that dates all the way back to his previous band Knapsack.
A few notes of interest in closing...A Gentle Reminder was recorded at Dave Grohls Studio 606 where the Foo Fighters recorded their last Album Wasting Light. Also, ex-Sunny Day Real Estate and current Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel lent his bass playing talents to 8 of the 10 songs on the album.
Purchase (Color vinyl available)