Daniel Martin Moore (SofaBurn/Sub Pop), Spurs, Super XX Man
DANIEL MARTIN MOORE
Since famously getting a deal with Sub Pop on the strength of an unsolicited demo, Daniel Martin Moore has been stretching out. After the straight-on acoustic folk of his 2008 debut, Stray Age, he began experimenting to great effect. The reimagined gospel of In the Cool of the Day and collaborations with Ben Sollee and Joan Shelley showed the range of his talents added new textures to his sound. Golden Age seems to bring all his previous sounds together, but in the mixing creates yet another new direction. The aching piano-driven title track is a hypnotizing open to the record, but it doesnt exactly set the table. We move into the torch-singer blues of Our Hearts Will Hover and then the wordless, threadbare lullaby of Lily Mozelle, before shifting to the folk shamble of On Our Way Homewhere Joan Shelley adds her voiceand finally into the haunting shadows of To Make It True. This run in the middle of the record is its best, each song with its own tone and layering and yet they meld together well. Pop Matters
Psychedelic cowboy soul music.
SUPER XX MAN
The music of Super XX Mans Scott Garred is often introspective and deeply personal. Its sometimes playful, bittersweet and dreamy, but Garreds songs are always heartfelt and reflective. NPR
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